Campus community gets chance to meet Caton

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 6, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Department hosted a reception to allow members of the campus community to meet new men's basketball coach Russ Caton on Thursday.

Among those in attendance were UCCS chancellor Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, vice chancellors Brian Burnett and Jim Henderson, and Susan Szpyrka, who is the campus police chief and director of public safety and auxiliary services.

Also in attendance was Lynn Barry, who served on the search committee that recommended Caton to athletic director Stephen Kirkham. Barry, who most recently served as an advisor to the WNBA, was the assistant executive director of USA Basketball from 1985-1996, where she organized all women's basketball teams for participation in the Olympics, World Championships, Pan American Games and numerous other international competitions.

"It was a pleasure to meet everybody tonight," said Caton. "In my short time here it has become clear that the entire campus is committed to the success of our student-athletes both athletically and academically."


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