EASTON, Pa. -- Andrew Foster, who spent the last two years as the assistant athletic director for facilities and operations at Kent State, has been named Lafayette's associate director of athletics for facilities and operations.
"We are very pleased to welcome Andrew to the Lafayette family," said Lafayette Director of Athletics Bruce McCutcheon. "Andrew brings excellent credentials and expertise in the areas of facility management and game operations, including management of football games at the FBS level. We look forward to his significant contributions to our program."
At Kent State, Foster oversaw all of the school's athletic facilities, directing event management and facility rentals. He was responsible for evaluating, developing and managing policies and procedures related to the operation of athletic facilities while maintaining a $1.4 million budget.
Prior to his time in Ohio, Foster worked as the facilities/event management coordinator at Rice University in Houston, Texas, from May 2012 through February 2014. He was responsible for the facility and event management for the baseball, women's soccer and women's swimming teams.
Foster was a facilities/event operations graduate assistant at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va., from 2010-12 when he earned his master of science degree in sports administration. The Portage, Ohio, native's experience in facility operations began as an undergraduate intern at nearby Bowling Green State University. He received his bachelor of science degree in sports management from Bowling Green in 2008.
"I want to thank Bruce McCutcheon and the search committee for this tremendous opportunity," Foster said. "The core values and vision of the department, in serving student-athletes, are impressive and make Lafayette College an exciting place to be. I am very eager to be a part of Lafayette's storied history and future success. My wife, Caroline, and I are honored and humbled to join the Lafayette College family."
Foster replaces George Bright, who left to become the director of athletics at Moravian College. He is scheduled to start on Nov. 2.