Saturday, April 6, 2013
East Carolina announced on Friday that J. Batt has been named the school’s senior associate athletics director and executive director of the Pirate Club.
Batt, who was previously the associate athletics director and executive director of Maryland’s Terrapin Club, will begin his new job April 30.
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“We are confident he will make a great addition to the university as we move into a new era of ECU athletics,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard and incoming Athletic Director Jeff Compher said in a joint email distributed to Pirate Club members on Friday. “During this time of constrained fiscal resources and rising expectations, East Carolina University will continue to move forward with a more closely integrated fundraising and engagement operation as we strive to navigate the challenges ahead.”
Batt joined the Terrapin Club staff in 2009 and has served as executive director since September 2011. He directed its 2011-12 annual fund drive, raising more than $9 million in scholarship support, representing a 12 percent increase year over year.
He previously held fundraising positions at James Madison, William and Mary and North Carolina.
Batt holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina, where he was goalkeeper on the men’s soccer team from 2000 to 2004.
“It is an exciting time to be a part of ECU athletics,” Batt said. “I look forward to working with Chancellor Ballard, Jeff Compher and the Pirate Club Board of Directors to take Pirate athletics and the Pirate Club to even higher levels of success.
“My family and I are thrilled to be coming back to North Carolina and to be part of Pirate Nation.”
— ECU Media Relations
via The Daily Reflector.