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Mount Ida Announces Hiring of Jim Seavey as New Assistant Athletic Director for Communications

Mount Ida Announces Hiring of Jim Seavey as New Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
NEWTON, MA – The Mount Ida College athletic department is pleased to announce that Jim Seavey has accepted the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Communications.  Jim will begin his tenure at Mount Ida on November 6th. 
"I couldn't be more excited, honored and humbled to become part of the Mount Ida Athletics team, and I can't thank Matt Burke and everyone at the College enough for this opportunity.  Having the chance to tell the stories of success that Mustang student-athletes achieve in competition, in the classroom and in the community is something very special, and I look forward to having the privilege of doing so."
Jim joins Mount Ida with over 30 years of experience in sports information having most recently served as the Director of Sports Information at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  During his career Seavey has also served in similar capacities at Stonehill College, UMass Lowell, Merrimack College and Nichols College.  Jim was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame in 2013 and currently serves on multiple committees across sports information and the NCAA landscape.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jim to Mount Ida and for all the opportunities this will present our department in marketing and publicizing our great student-athletes and coaches. Jim brings a tremendous level of professionalism and experience that will instantly elevate our sports communications office to a new level," said Matt Burke, Executive Director of Athletics.
In June 2013, Seavey was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame, which annually honors members of the organization who have made outstanding contributions to the field of college sports information.  In June 2009, Seavey received CoSIDA's Lester Jordan Award that is presented annually for "exemplary service to the organization's Academic All-America program and the promotion of the ideals of being a student-athlete".  He served a three-year term on CoSIDA's Board of Directors and is in his 27th year as a member of the Academic All-America Committee, including the last five assisting with the organization's Academic All-America Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
While at Mass Maritime, Jim has served in the dual role of Director of Sports Information and Intercollegiate Scheduling Coordinator.  In addition to overseeing all public relations efforts for all 14 Buccaneer varsity programs, he performed other administrative duties and served as advisor to the Academy's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  During his first five years at the Academy, Seavey also served as the Director of Compliance. Jim will be replacing recently departed sports information director Craig Kaufman, who left for a similar position at Amherst College.
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Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, providing career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,450 students for success.  The College is comprised of the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Design and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, awarding associate, bachelor and master's degrees.