Susquehanna Appoints Imhoof as Faculty Athletic Representative

Susquehanna Appoints Imhoof as Faculty Athletic Representative

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons has appointed David Imhoof, associate professor of history and history department chair, as Susquehanna’s new faculty athletic representative (FAR).  Imhoof’s term, which will continue indefinitely, begins this academic year.

“I am very excited that David has accepted this role,” Lemons stated. “Susquehanna’s faculty athletic representative has always played a critical role in maintaining open lines of communication between our athletic and academic constituencies. I am certain that David will excel in this role, ensuring that we move both our academic and athletic programs forward.”

The FAR works closely with university administrators, coaches and student-athletes as an intermediary to help promote a campus environment in which academics remain a central focus for all collegiate athletic programs and their student-athletes. The FAR also serves as a member of the Faculty Athletics Advisory Committee and coordinates the postgraduate scholarship nomination process. In addition, the FAR will represent Susquehanna at the Landmark Conference meetings when appropriate and assist in the process of completing the Institutional Self-Study every five years.

“What I’ve seen here at Susquehanna has made me interested in this position,” Imhoof said. “I didn’t play sports in college, but I’ve seen on this campus that academics and athletics can reinforce each other in ways that help our students here and after graduation. I look forward to helping to strengthen those connections.”

Imhoof teaches modern European history and co-directs the Global Opportunities (GO) Austria study-away program. Imhoof’s research focuses on 20th-century Germany and he is publishing a book with the University of Michigan Press this month.

Imhoof replaces biology Professor Peggy Peeler, who had served as Susquehanna’s FAR since 1991.