University of Southern Mississippi is welcoming another alumnus
back to the fold as Lou Marciani returns to take up duties as director
of the School of Human Performance and Recreation.
to be returning to Southern Miss," said Marciani, who worked
at the university as director of Recreational Sports from 1974 to
1984 and as associate athletics director for external affairs from
1989-1991. "It's nice to be coming home and I believe my vast
experience working in the profession combined with my background
in academics gives me an overall perspective that can provide the
School of Human Performance and Recreation with solid leadership."
serves as assistant dean of academic affairs and continuing education
for the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. He earned a
bachelor's degree from the University of Charleston in West Virginia,
a master's degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut
and an doctor of education degree from Southern Miss.
experience includes serving the United States Olympic Committee
in the capacity of executive director of USA Rollers Sports and
executive director of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). He has also
served in intercollegiate athletics administration as athletic director
at Salisbury University, East Stroudsburg University, Western Kentucky
University and Drexel University. He has been an instructor, associate
professor and a member of the graduate faculty at several institutions.
excited to have Dr. Marciani join us as director of the School of
Human Performance and Recreation," said the interim dean of
the College of Health, Dr. Joan Exline. "He is a strong supporter
of Southern Miss and brings a unique combination of experiences
to our program."