- Associated Press - Friday, May 19, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose State interim athletic director Marie Tuite has been promoted to the full-time job.

President Mary A. Papazian announced the move Friday to keep Tuite in the job after determining she was the best choice following a national search.

Tuite has spent the past seven years at San Jose State. She is credited with helping the school secure membership in the Mountain West, finding new sources of revenue and serving as interim AD after Gene Bleymaier stepped aside earlier this year.

Tuite has also worked five years in the NCAA offices and spent time at Washington, California, Seattle University and Alma College.

Tuite is the first woman to serve as athletic director at San Jose State since the school combined its men’s and women’s programs in 1987.

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