July 26, 2013

Kevin Bostian selected to attend Division I Athletic Director's Institute


COOKEVILLE, Tenn.  -- Tennessee Tech Associate Athletics Director Kevin Bostian is among 50 people selected by the Division 1A Athletic Director's Assocation to attend the 2013 NCAA Division I Athletic Director's Institute in Texas later this month.

This year marks the 14th consecutive year for the 1A Athletic Directors‘ Institute. The 1A Institute will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, Texas. The primary focus of the Institute is for the Faculty to share their career experiences and to provide the most current information available on each topic of the curriculum. The Institute also provides participants with the opportunity to become acquainted with leaders of the 1A Athletic Director Profession, as well as colleagues from other 1A Universities.

"We are honored that one of our loyal, dedicated staff members has been selected for this event and will have the opportunity for a wonderful learning experience, professionally and personally," said Mark Wilson, Director of Athletics at Tech.

Wilson and Tech President Philip Oldham submitted the nomination for Bostian to attend

"Kevin is an important member of the our intercollegiate athletics senior staff and we appreciate that he is representing Tennessee Tech nationally at this event," Wilson said.

Bostian joined the Tech Athletics staff in 2010 as the Associate Athletics Director for Development. A native of Durham, N.C., he was on the staff at East Tennessee State University for nearly seven years before taking his new position with the Golden Eagles.

Bostian, 35, came to Tech after three years as Assistant Athletic Director, Corporate Development and Regional Athletic Advancement at ETSU. He served two years prior to that as Director of Corporate Sales, Marketing and Regional Athletic Advancement for Buccaneer Athletics. He was also Marketing, Promotions, Merchandise and Licensing Coordinator for two years. 

Bostian oversees all of the development efforts for athletics, and works to maintain current levels and to generate increased support for Tech Athletics. Enhancing the Golden Eagle student-athlete experience is also a primary focus for the TTU Athletics staff, and one of Bostian’s goals.

Bostian earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Sports Administration (MSA) from Ohio University in 2002. He earned his B.S. in Business Management from North Carolina State University in 2000. 

"I am honored to be selected for this opportunity and I'm really looking forward to attending," Bostian said. "It's a tremendous opportunity to participate in such a professional organization, and I know my attendance will benefit Tennessee Tech in the future."