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April 5, 2013

Joshua Jorgensen named assistant A.D. for external affairs

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey has announced the hiring of Joshua Jorgensen as the Lions’ new Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs.

Under this new position, Jorgensen will handle all of the A&M-Commerce Athletics marketing, promotional and game management efforts, as well as overseeing the Lions’ social media platforms.

“We are excited to welcome Josh and his family to the A&M-Commerce family,” Ivey said. “I know first hand what a great asset he is to an athletic department and I am looking forward to have him lead our external affairs efforts.  Josh is a tireless worker and a lifelong learner, who is constantly striving to make those around him better.  He will fit great with the Commerce and campus community and will work to integrate himself into the community.”

Jorgensen comes to Commerce after spending the past year overseeing the Athletic Operations department at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. There, he was the event coordinator for all athletic facilities as well as assisting with the Lumberjacks’ marketing and promotional activities.

Jorgensen and Ivey previously worked together as the duo spent two years together at McNeese State University. There, Jorgensen oversaw the facility management and coordinated game management operations for all Cowboy and Cowgirl home events.

Prior to his time at McNeese, Jorgensen served as the Director of Stadium Operations for the Lincoln Saltdogs of American Association, an independent baseball league while also spending one season as the Director of Ticketing.

He also spent time as the Director of Ticketing at Northwestern State University. Jorgensen earned his degree in sports management from Nebraska-Wesleyan University in 2003, followed by his master’s degree in sport administration from Northwestern State University in 2011. He married his wife, Angela, in 2009 as the couple has one son, Duke, born in 2011.

“My family and I are very excited to be here at A&M-Commerce because it is a great time to be a Lion,” Jorgensen said. “I am looking forward to working with everyone on campus, in the Commerce community and in the surrounding areas to help spread the word about the exciting things happening within the Athletic Department.”

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