Jimmy Bass, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations at East Carolina University, has met with the search committee.
A source close to Bass confirmed the interview to WITN Monday morning but would not elaborate on the process.
Bass has not been reached for comment.
Monday morning UNCW scheduled an emergency meeting by conference call of the Board of Trustees Executive Committee at 4 p.m. in Alderman Hall, Room 110.
The agenda item for consideration will be discussed in closed session in order to "establish or instruct the staff or agent concerning the negotiation of the amount of compensation or other terms of an employment contract" and to "consider the qualifications, competence, performance, condition of appointment of a public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee."
Bass was the first full time fundraiser and executive director of the UNCW Seahawk Club (1986-1989). In his three years he helped to increase membership from 250 to 1,100.
Bass was appointed to his position at ECU in 2006. He currently oversees all fundraising, marketing, promotional, ticketing and media relations efforts for ECU.
From 1989 to 1994 the Dunn, NC native served as ECU's Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing.
Outside of a six-month stay at Mississippi State University where he served as Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Bass has spent the bulk of his career in North Carolina with stops at Davidson
Davidson (1979-81), North Carolina State (1981-1986, 1994-2005), UNC Wilmington (1986-1989) and East Carolina. He also served an 11-month stint as Director of Development at the University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) in 1994.
As Associate Executive Director of the Wolfpack Club from April, 2000 to July, 2005, Bass directed the strategic planning and the execution of the Goal Line Drive, a five-year campaign which raised over $60,000,000 for expansion and improvements at Carter-Finley Stadium. During the same time, he also spearheaded the foresight and operation of the Batter Up Campaign for the renovation of Doak Baseball Field and the Advantage Wolfpack Campaign for the construction of the Isenhour Indoor Tennis Center.
He earned a bachelor's degree in speech communication from N.C. State in 1978 before adding a master's in sports administration from Ohio University in 1980 and is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).
information from www.ecupirates.com was used for this story.
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