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Kenyon's Corrigan Named FAR Newcomer of the Year

Kenyon's Corrigan Named FAR Newcomer of the Year

Courtesy of Kenyon Sports Information

GAMBIER, Ohio – The Faculty Athletics Representatives Association announced recently that Kenyon College Professor of Economics Jay Corrigan was selected as the 2019 NCAA Division III Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Newcomer of the Year.

Corrigan, who's been a professor at Kenyon since 2002, was nominated for the award by Kenyon's Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation Jill McCartney, as well as fellow Kenyon FAR and Professor of Mathematics Judy Holdener. During the 2018-19 academic year, Corrigan began duties as an FAR, taking over for Tim Shutt, who had served in the position for nearly 30 years.

During his short time in the new role, Corrigan served on successful search committees for both administrative and coaching positions. He played a significant role in forming an 'Academics-Athletics' committee and helped the Athletics Department launch a faculty liaison program. Additionally, Corrigan has worked as an intermediary, leading discussions between coaches and faculty in attempts to alleviate conflicts in athletic and academic schedules. He attended both the fall and spring North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) meetings and frequently makes himself visible at home athletic events.

This year represents the inaugural awarding of the FAR Newcomer of the Year. Corrigan's service to the NCAA, the NCAC and to Kenyon student-athletes will be recognized at a formal celebration next week during FARA's annual symposium in Bellevue, Washington.