Interim director named for the USOEC

MARQUETTE — An interim director for the United States Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University has been named.

Brian Gaudreau has been chosen to handle the duties associated with the position.

He succeeds Jeff Kleinschmidt, who previously announced his intent to retire after 25 years.

Gaudrea is a familiar presence on campus, and has been for nearly three decades. He most recently acted as Associate Director of Recreation Programming in the Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports Department.

NMU President Les Wong said Gaudreau’s extensive sports administration experience and fresh insights will be a valuable combination as the university plans for the future of the USOEC.

Gaudreau holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation management from NMU and is working on a master’s in training and development.

Originally hired as the intramural coordinator, he moved up to program manager before becoming an associate director and member of the athletic director’s management team.

Gaudreau will continue to be involved in NMU recreational sports while overseeing the USOEC. 

His appointment is effective July 1.

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