Hawaii’s Athletic Director James Donovan has left the Aloha State to join the Cal State Fullerton athletic program that he deems as having “tremendous potential.”There isn’t much that James Donovan hasn’t done at the University of Hawaii in his 21 years with the athletic program. He was a student-athlete on the football team, graduate assistant coach, baseball stadium manager, marketing director, assistant athletics director, associate athletics director, executive director of the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and named the Director of Athletics for the University of Hawaii at Manoa in March 2008. Though he enjoyed his time at Hawaii, Donovan was ready to face a new challenge and rejoin the community of his birthplace.He is in the process of developing a plan to upgrade the largest school in the Cal State system that includes improvements to “facilities, budget, staffing and corporate culture – putting it all together and prioritizing,” said Donovan.A Southern California native and Servite alum, Donovan could not resist the urge to apply for the position at Fullerton.“Hawaii is a great place to live and work. I have a lot of friends and family there. But I grew up in Southern California in Anaheim and I’ve always thought that Cal… Read full this story
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