UCF's Massey Promoted to Associate Athletic Director

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Kimya Massey

Oct. 31, 2012

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By Andy Seeley

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – Kimya Massey, UCF’s leader in academic services for student-athletes, has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services. Massey will also retain the title of Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA).

Massey and the ASSA will continue to report to UCF Student Development and Enrollment Services. Massey’s promotion within athletics is a reflection of the importance of his position in the department, according to Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury.

“Kimya had already expanded his role with our programming and this promotion reflects that expanded role,” Stansbury said. “It will also help strengthen the partnership between UCF Athletics and Student Development and Enrollment Services. Kimya’s responsibilities will remain the same from the standpoint of academic support. As we have developed more leadership and educational programming, Kimya has assumed more responsibilities on the athletics side, leading to this promotion.”

Massey said he is looking forward to continuing to expand and improve the services his department provides for Knight student-athletes away from the area of competition.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Todd Stansbury as well as Dr. Maribeth Ehasz in Student Development and Enrollment Services,” Massey said. “Their continued dedication and vision for our student-athletes and the UCF community is always evident in their level of focus on the academic experiences of our students and helping them become better individuals in a holistic sense. I would also like to thank Assistant Vice President of SDES Mark Gumble and Associate Vice President for SDES Delaine Priest for their continued guidance and support of ASSA.

“Our student-athletes have maintained a strong tradition of excellence on the academic side and we are devoted to providing opportunities for all student-athletes during and after their time at UCF,” Massey added. “There is no doubt in my mind we can be a national model for academic support. With continued integration between athletics and the entire campus and the strong program that is already in place, we are well on our way.  It’s amazing to see how many people are dedicated to student success. I’m excited for what the future holds. The ASSA staff is also a key component to our student-athletes’ success and we will continue to push the bar even higher.”

Massey began his tenure as UCF’s Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes on August 1, 2011.

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