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Missouri S&T has chosen a new director of athletics and recreation to lead the Miner Athletics program.
Melissa Ringhausen, associate director of athletics at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, will head the program starting this summer. She will succeed Mark Mullin, S&T’s director of athletics since 1992, who will retire in September.
Ringhausen became associate director of athletics at McKendree University in 2013, and she previously served the college as head women’s basketball coach from 1997 to 2015. In her current role, she manages 34 sports and more than 875 student-athletes, represents McKendree in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), and ensures eligibility and compliance with NCAA rules. Ringhausen earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Ottawa University in 1994 and a master of science degree in education from University of Kansas-Lawrence in 1996.
After 35 years with Missouri S&T, athletic director Mark Mullin retires in September. Mullin became athletic director in 1992. He joined S&T in 1985 as the head coach for the swimming and diving program and spent six years in a dual role before becoming the full-time athletic director in 1998.