Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Assistant AD Dom Perno retires, GWHoopsters say "don't let the door hit you"

Assistant AD Dom Perno is retiring at the end of the month, meaning the last of the UConn crew is officially outta here (at least by my count.) Many GWHoops.com posters didn't seem too upset that he's leaving. I didn't have much visibility on what he did or didn't do, as the case may be, but it's good to have a fresh start and I wish him well.


Here's Perno's brief article on Wikipedia and below is the press release from GW. If you're wondering why Kvancz signed it, it's because he doesn't leave until June 30.
To Department of Athletics staff, coaches, student-athletes, alumni and members of the GW community:

Our friend and longtime colleague Dom Perno has informed the university of his intention to retire from his position effective June 30. 

As all of you know, Dom has been a key member of the Department of Athletics leadership team.  In 13 years of service to the university, Dom has elevated and expanded athletics development, including directing the expansion of the Athletic Director's Club and the Colonials Club, leading the annual golf tournament and spearheading numerous other fundraisers.  The programs he began will continue to support and enhance the student-athlete experience for many years to come. 

Dom has built strong and lasting relationships with alumni, fans, and supporters and has represented the Department of Athletics and the George Washington University with class and dignity.  He has been not only a trusted advisor but also a good friend who will be greatly missed.

On behalf of the Department of Athletics, I thank him for his friendship, expertise and wise counsel that have served so many of us over the years. 

One of Dom's first orders of business is his transition into retirement following his recent move to Kure Beach, NC.  During the coming academic year, we intend to properly honor him to celebrate his friendship and his many contributions to GW athletics.

In the meantime, if you would like to wish Dom well, messages can be sent to gwsports@gwu.edu or to Dom Perno c/o the Department of Athletics.

Sincerely,
Jack Kvancz
GW Director of Athletics
UPDATE: Just spotted this line on GWHoops, from Levinator: "Does anyone know the link to his retirement party celebration ? Is it on channelsurf ??" Sour grapes maybe, but that's pretty funny.

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