CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose has announced her retirement, effective on June 30, at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.
Rose is in her 43rd year with the university and her 28th as director of athletics.
"This was entirely Judy's decision and I respect her desire to enjoy retirement with her husband, Ken," said UNC Charlotte Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois. "I will miss working with her, both personally and professionally. Her work ethic, values, integrity, commitment to student success, and understanding of college athletics will make finding her successor a most difficult challenge. She has left a legacy that will be nearly impossible to match."
Rose was the third woman to lead an NCAA Division I athletics program and became the first woman named to the NCAA DIvision I Men's Basketball Committee, according to the university.
Dubois indicated that he will chair the search for the next Athletic Director and will begin immediately to establish a Search Committee and to hire a search consultant.