Manuel earned his bachelor of general studies with a focus in psychology in 1990, his master's degree in social work from U-M in 1993 and an MBA from U-M's Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 2005. Manuel’s return to Ann Arbor brings him full-circle from an accomplished student- athlete and athletic administrator at U-M to a distinguished career as an athletic director and back again. Manuel has served on a number of national and athletic conference committees and boards. In 2007, he accepted the Opportunity Award by all-time tennis great Billie Jean King, when the University at Buffalo was recognized by the Women’s Sports Foundation as one of four “standout” colleges and universities in the nation for outstanding achievement in providing equitable athletic opportunities for its female student-athletes. Within three months of his arrival, Manuel directed UConn’s acceptance into membership of Hockey East. His five-year appointment will be effective March 14. Manuel became the director of athletics at the University of Connecticut in 2012. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. ", On May 14, 2018, Brandon resigned as CEO of Toys "R" Us. U-M provides outstanding undergraduate, graduate and professional education, serving the local, regional, national and international communities. Manuel has served on a number of national and athletic conference committees and boards. 313-593-3534: email@example.com: Daniel Blacker: Facility & Events Senior Manager. The Wolverines will still need to make budgetary cuts to their athletic department. "Amy is a well-respected leader and will be an outstanding representative of CMU Athletics, our student-athletes and our entire university community," Davies said. University of Michigan. , On January 5, 2010, Brandon was named athletic director at the University of Michigan, succeeding Bill Martin. 313-593-3747: firstname.lastname@example.org: Michelle Wilson : Administrative Specialist. Prior to joining Texas, Folan held roles with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the University of Georgia. U-M has 31 teams and more than 950 student-athletes. University President Mary Sue Colemansaid she chose Brandon because she believed his financial management experience would serve the department well as it grew larger and increasingly complex. , Brandon became the chief executive officer of Domino's Pizza in March 1999 after its founder, Thomas Monaghan, sold his shares of the pizza chain to Bain Capital in order to start Ave Maria University. Folan and her husband, Joseph, have two children, Anelio and Giada. Within three months of his arrival, Manuel directed UConn's acceptance into membership of Hockey East. Earnings following Christmas 2017 were about half of what the company typically earns in a normal year. Even as many remain hopeful for a college football season this fall, the University of Michigan is now bracing for a staggering budgetary deficit this year.  By December 31, 2009, around when Brandon left for the University of Michigan, the stock price had fallen to $8.38.. In 2014-15, the UConn field hockey team won its second straight NCAA championship and the women's basketball team won a third consecutive NCAA title.  Soon after arriving, Brandon established a marketing department, which began investing in resources for athletes and established a student loyalty program. Athletics Department The COVID-19 pandemic has brought collegiate sports to a halt and forced campuses to close down for months. Michigan does have money saved in its reserves, Manuel said, and the school is working on a debt-service plan to help work through the deficit. 1000 South State Street. 1921-1941. Folan, who succeeds Michael Alford, will officially begin with CMU Athletics Oct. 5. He earned multiple letters and started at defensive end in his sophomore year. Warde J. Manuel was named Michigan's Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics on January 29, 2016.
Folan brings to CMU extensive experience in collegiate athletics, with special focus on fundraising and compliance. Subway had sent the letter to Domino's to stop advertisements for their new oven baked sandwiches that noted a 2 to 1 advantage over Subway's subs in an independent taste test. The program is a partnership with the Michigan Association of State Universities and Detroit Public Schools that helps students prepare for higher education at public universities in Michigan. Media will have the opportunity to interview Folan, President Davies and Executive Vice President and Provost Mary C. Schutten via conference call at 1 p.m. A former president and board member of the National Association of Athletics Compliance, Folan also served as a member of the Fellows Program of the Division 1A Athletics Directors Association and currently serves on the executive committee of the Sports Management Institute. Folan, the eighth athletics director at CMU since 1940, will be introduced at a livestreamed event at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 22. By midnight of October 1, the petition had grown to over 10,000 signatures. , USA Today described Brandon's tenure as the University of Michigan's athletic director as "peculiar and unsuccessful. While the University of Tennessee still thinks it will have full stadiums, Manuel already made it clear that won’t happen at Michigan Stadium.