Appoints Sandra Walter
, Chris Kaufman as Assistant Commissioners
During Monday's meeting, the IHSAA
Executive Committee approved two personnel moves announcing Sandra Walter
and Chris Kaufman as assistant commissioners.
Walter, athletic director at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, will be new to the IHSAA staff while Kaufman was promoted to his new position having served as Communications Director since joining the IHSAA in 2006.
Walter, 42, was one of four finalists interviewed earlier this month to fill the vacancy left by Assistant Commissioner Theresia Wynns who is leaving the IHSAA staff to join the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) as Director of Sports and Officials Education.
"I am extremely pleased to welcome Sandra Walter to the IHSAA Executive Staff," said Commissioner Bobby Cox.
Our organization is most fortunate to add Sandra
to a talented and passionate staff already in place at the Association office."
Walter has spent 12 years at Lawrence Central, the last 10 as athletic director and two years as assistant athletic director.
Prior to that she was the women's sports director at Hamilton Southeastern (1999-00), athletic director at Knightstown (1998-99) and began her career at Rushville (1992-98) as a mathematics teacher.
added responsibilities as assistant athletic director (1993-98) and also coached the women's varsity track and field team (1995-98).
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join the IHSAA
as an assistant commissioner," said Walter
Walter earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Ball State University in 1992 and completed her master's in athletic administration in 1997.
She is a 1988 graduate of Brookville High School in southeastern Indiana where she lettered in track and field.
She has served as tournament director for 18 IHSAA sports during her career and also is an active 16-year member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) and Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA).