Positively Promoting the Student Athlete Since 1992

MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan University Chancellor Dr. Rod Reed announced the appointment of Mark DeMichael as the Interim Vice President of Student Development and Athletics moving forward.


“Mark is an exceptional leader who understands our institutional culture and commitments as well as anyone I know,” said Reed. “He has more than 20 years of history at IWU working successfully with students, faculty, and staff, and brings a wealth of wisdom and maturity to this leadership role. I am thankful for his willingness to step up and serve in this new way.”


DeMichael became Indiana Wesleyan University’s first full-time Athletics Director in July, 2008. He took over the position after 11 seasons as the Wildcats’ head Baseball coach and assistant professor in the Health, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies department.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve our Wildcat coaches and student-athletes for the past 12 years,” said DeMichael. “Their commitment to glorifying God and seeking to be more like Jesus through the platform of intercollegiate athletics has been an inspiration and joy to be a part of. I am excited for the new challenge and opportunity ahead and am looking forward to working with our outstanding Student Development team, and am grateful that the Athletic Department will be a part of that team.”

Head Cross Country coach John Foss will serve as the Interim Director of Athletics for the 2020-21 school year.