WAC associate commissioner to lead William Jewell athletics

Western Athletic Conference associate commissioner Darlene Bailey is William Jewell’s new athletic director.

Bailey, a 1982 Jewell graduate, takes over July 1 and will guide the Cardinals transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II.

Jewell plans to apply for membership in the Great Lakes Valley Conference by June 1, joining Rockhurst, Drury and Missouri University for Science and Technology in Rolla among others.

Before moving to the WAC in 2006, Bailey spent eight seasons as Missouri State’s associate athletic director.