Cindy Spiro Resigns as Senior Associate Athletic Director
July 22, 2008
Stockton, Calif. - University of the Pacific Director of Athletics Lynn King announced today that Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) Cindy Spiro has resigned to take the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs and Resource Development position at UC Davis.
"Cindy has done a remarkable job during her career at Pacific," said King. "She has assumed every role in athletics administration here and she has accomplished a great deal. We will all miss her work ethic, expertise, and can-do attitude. I will personally miss our relationship we have shared. We all wish Cindy the very best in her new adventure."
"It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving Pacific and Stockton after 35 years, but to continue my career growth at UC Davis is an opportunity I am excited to accept," said Spiro. "I am blessed to have served a prestigious university with a nationally respected athletics program for many years, and to raise our family in a wonderful community. More importantly it has been an honor and a privilege to have worked with Lynn King and the Pacific Athletics coaches and staff, all dedicated professionals fully committed to the education and development of the student-athlete. I want to thank the university administration, faculty and staff, our loyal supporters and alumni, and most importantly the entire Pacific Athletics family for your friendship and support over the years. I wish the Tigers good luck in the future, and as an alumnus I am a Tiger for life."
Spiro just completed her 16th year with Pacific Athletics. Her recent duties have included major gift development for athletics toward the University's Investing in Excellence Campaign, with a goal of raising $13 million. She has served as the SWA at Pacific since 1994, and a nine-month stint as interim Athletic Director from September 1996-May 1997. Under her tenure, Pacific claimed three Big West Conference titles and oversaw the groundbreaking and construction of the Pacific Aquatics Center.
A 1976 Pacific graduate, Spiro was involved in Tiger athletics as a student-athlete, a student athletic trainer, and a representative to the Athletic Advisory Board. Spiro captained the school's first modern varsity women's basketball team. As a coach, she led the Linden High School girls' track team to the league championship in 1977.
From 1979-81, Spiro became the first full-time Coordinator of Women's Athletics at Pacific and marketed volleyball as it became a national power. She earned her master's degree in 1984, researching the history of women's athletics at the University.
Spiro currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. She has served on the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee and was a founding board member of the Children's Museum of Stockton.
In addition, she is a past board member of the Stockton/San Joaquin Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Stockton Sports Commission. Spiro also served as director of the San Francisco 49ers Summer Training Camp at Pacific from 1998-2001 and as Tournament Manager of the 1998 and 2002 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Sacramento.