ULM to name Brian Wickstrom as new Athletic Director

By Advocate news services
University of Louisiana at Monroe's Kolton Browning, right, is pursued by University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Bernard Smith Saturday.
University of Louisiana at Monroe's Kolton Browning, right, is pursued by University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Bernard Smith Saturday.

ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno will officially introduce Brian Wickstrom as the new Athletic Director at the University of Louisiana at Monroe during a special press conference at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, in the Media Room, located on the sixth floor of the Library.


Bruno said, "After much consideration, I have selected Brian Wickstrom as the university's new athletic director. Brian has relevant experience and possesses a strong record of effective fundraising. Throughout the interview process, he was able to convey a vision for our athletic program that is consistent with what I envision for ULM. His enthusiasm and personality are contagious, which will allow him to connect with all of our constituents."


Wickstrom has worked as the Director of Athletics for the University of California, Riverside since July 2011. He has served in various roles in athletics departments across the country since 1998. In 1991, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Finance before receiving his Master of Business Administration/Management in 1992, both from Kansas State University. He earned a Master of Sports Administration from Ohio University in 1999 and a Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University in 2006.

Bruno expressed his appreciation to the ULM Athletic Director Search Committee. "The search committee worked very diligently to provide me with three outstanding candidates from which to choose."

ULM search committee members were guided by search counsel CarrSports Consulting LLC. CarrSports served as a resource to the committee, conducting analyses of ULM Athletics to create the best possible criteria for finding the next Athletic Director.