WKU President: Bjork's Departure Awkward, but Wishes Him the Best

Mar 21, 2012

WKU President Gary Ransdell spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon after if was announced that Ross Bjork  had become the new Athletics Director at the University of Mississippi. Ransdell says Bjork frist told him he was a finalist for the job at Ole Miss last Thursday, following WKU's loss to Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.

Dr. Ransdell admitted the timing was a bit awkward, but he complimented Bjork on his two-year tenure at WKU, and wished him nothing but the best moving forward. The WKU President said Ole Miss was getting a "great AD."

Ransdell says he doesn't feel any pressure to rush the search process for the school's next Athletics Director. Dr. Ransdell says he's already been contacted by more than a dozen serious candidates who have expressed interest in the job.