WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Wichita State University has named a search advisory group to help in the selection of a new director of athletics. The group includes three former Shocker athletes.

On Wednesday, the school fired Athletic Director Darron Boatright and named Sarah Adams the interim athletic director.

Friday morning, WSU President Dr. Richard Muma posted a message to Shocker Nation on the university website.

He said the school would work “expediently but diligently” to find the next leader of WSU athletics.

“This is an important hire for our university, and while we will engage an experienced search firm to assist us in the process, I have asked six members of the Wichita State community to advise me throughout the search,” Muma said.

Members of the Search Advisory Group:

AdvisorsWichita TieCurrent Profession
Angela BucknerFormer WSU basketball playerDirector for Woodard Recreation Center,
Fairmount Community Center, and
Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center
Lynn NicholsWSU FoundationCEO of Yingling Aviation
Nate RobertsonFormer WSU baseball player
John RolfeWSU alumniPresident and CEO of the Wichita
Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Clay StoldtFaculty athletic representative and interim
dean of the College Applied Studies
Evan WesselFormer WSU basketball playerStoutheart Financial Group

“These individuals all have a great passion for Wichita State, share our vision for leadership, and have the insight to assist me as I make a determination of what is next for Shocker Athletics,” Muma said.

Rolfe and Buckner feel honored that they were selected to join the search advisory group, but at this point, they haven’t scheduled a meeting yet with Muma to determine the next steps.

“I don’t know if it’s me looking for something, but I believe it’s more in what the president and the search team believes what would be in the best interest of Wichita State and moving forward with the Shocker Athletics Department,” said Rolfe.

“I think we’re all looking for somebody that’s going to come in energized and make Shocker Nation great,” said Buckner.

The university also said it plans to hire a search firm to help them in the process.