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Has anybody ever met her or seen her out anywhere? I'm sure she has been at events (or I would sure hope so) and was just wondering what the perception is of her. I know Monasch was at events, usually reading a newspaper at the scorer's table of whatever hoops game he was at...I know Nero was pretty active. I was just wondering about our current leader.

She really has her job cut out for her and has had a ton of stuff thrown at her since she arrived in September. I know we have joked about her being so excited about getting to 500 followers on twitter but I really wanna know what is going on.

I guess I'm kind of surprised that we haven't seen any sort of release or official statement from the conference about anything. Again, they would HAVE to know what is going on in the world of collegiate athletics right?
 

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I've asked around...I know I crack on her and honestly I'm not seeing much leadership out of her personally. The people that know her and have worked with her say that she is extremely smart and they have no doubt she has a plan...

Again, personally I'll believe it when I see it but that's what I've heard from people that have a working relationship with her.
 

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I've asked around...I know I crack on her and honestly I'm not seeing much leadership out of her personally. The people that know her and have worked with her say that she is extremely smart and they have no doubt she has a plan...

Again, personally I'll believe it when I see it but that's what I've heard from people that have a working relationship with her.

Well that is good to hear...but yeah, I just haven't heard nor seen much from her at all so I was curious.
 

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She was at the AE tournament. If I remember correctly, I also saw her at the NCAA tournament first round game in Dayton. I didn't see her at the second round game in Greensboro, but there were like 25,000 people there so just because I didn't see her, doesn't mean she wasn't there. I suspect she was.

On Chris Villani's radio show last week, she spoke of attending the SBU baseball games where ever they were.

I know many fans are up in arms to do something, do anything to save the conference. I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt for now. I am not in the camp (yet) that our sky is falling and we should be running around trying to do things. If we can take Fiore at his word, it sounds like SBU is sticking around. I have no idea why he would make a public statement like he did and lie through his teeth, so I take him at his word. I am a very big fan of not rushing into decisions that you may regret later. Good decisions - decisions for the long term good of the conference take time to consider and evaluate.

In our culture of minute to minute news cycles, I think people have become accustomed to that pace and expect to see new news on things constantly. Just because we haven't seen or heard much from the league office, doesn't mean there aren't things happening. Many on this forum are painting a picture of pending implosion of our conference. That may or may not be the case. I choose not to overreact when one school - one that should be no surprise to anyone, has chosen to leave our conference. I believe Fiore when he says he's committed to the conference. We'll probably scoop up another good fitting program in the next year or two, so, I just don't see the crisis that so many seem to be concerned about.
 

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I would be interested in NU Hoop Fans opinion on her. If she does have a plan I would like to hear it sooner than later. Why not be proactive lets add schools so we have an even number.
 

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Virtually all of Huchthausen's experience has been in compliance, governance, and academic services. Important as all that is in the day-to-day running of a conference with integrity, I never thought it had much to do with capital-L Leadership in athletic performance, intercollegiate- and interconference-relationships.
 

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THIS (pointing to UA's post).

It's like putting a salesman into a CEO post. May work out, but likely not. Totally different skill set.
 

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Yeah, +2 to UA72 and Dane96's posts.

I don't know directly about the athletics administration business because I've never worked in it, but I know in my business (Financial Services) the people that work in compliance and administration stay in compliance and administration, and would certainly not move into a leadership position unless that position was, of course, Head of Compliance.

Pretty interested to see what the conference does as a response- if it does anything.
 

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Virtually all of Huchthausen's experience has been in compliance, governance, and academic services. Important as all that is in the day-to-day running of a conference with integrity, I never thought it had much to do with capital-L Leadership in athletic performance, intercollegiate- and interconference-relationships.
THIS (pointing to UA's post).

It's like putting a salesman into a CEO post. May work out, but likely not. Totally different skill set.
Yeah, +2 to UA72 and Dane96's posts.

I don't know directly about the athletics administration business because I've never worked in it, but I know in my business (Financial Services) the people that work in compliance and administration stay in compliance and administration, and would certainly not move into a leadership position unless that position was, of course, Head of Compliance.

Pretty interested to see what the conference does as a response- if it does anything.

Exactly what I was thinking & afraid of...going to be a very interesting few months that's for sure.
 

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Ok folks what do people thing? Does our Commissioner Ms. Huchthausen have a plan for the Aeast or is it a secret plan that even she doesn't know about? Any idea on who the other finalists were for the Commisssioners job?
 

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She'll getting moving because if the league fails she's unemployed.

The way it is now - other then the AE she's unemployable at a top position.
 

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What I would like to see right now (actually right after BU announced their plans) and MUCH more so in the future is to address the AE's plans and goals. The public absence of leadership just makes us seem so weak as a conference. Even if all is status quo and we will wait to see what happens,etc.....there are ways to say this that make us look united and strong (unless we truly aren't). Sadly even if there is a public statement I imagine it will all be regurgitated cliches. Quality Leaders rarely make themselves scarce and leave everyone with questions/concerns. Leaders try to inspire.....this involves frequent words and actions.

The only conclusion I can come up with for our lack of any statement that inspires, is our schools must be so distant from each other rather than banding together.
 

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I spoke to her at the AE tournament. I asked her when AE football would be starting up. She smiled and said, " I don't know what you are talking about".
 

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She should get a username on here to keep a pulse on the league's fans. It would also be a proactive/progressive move to interact with some fans.
 

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She should get a username on here to keep a pulse on the league's fans. It would also be a proactive/progressive move to interact with some fans.

I'm not sure if this was said in jest or if you were serious...but interacting with fans on a message board like this would not be a good idea.
 

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I'm not sure if this was said in jest or if you were serious...but interacting with fans on a message board like this would not be a good idea.

Nah but in a controlled environment like twitter would be
 
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