Patrick J. Lawlor ’13, Editor in Chief
Former Athletic Director Glenn Hofmann, who resigned during an exhaustive investigation by a law firm hired by Merrimack, is now at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hofmann’s employment with VCU was confirmed by Scott Day, assistant athletic director for athletic communications.
The VCU athletic director, Ed McLaughlin, was Hofmann’s boss at Niagara University, where Hofmann served as an associate athletic director for external relations. McLaughlin left his post as athletic director at Niagara last July to join VCU. McLaughlin was employed at Merrimack College from 1997 to 2000.
Merrimack accepted Hofmann’s resignation in late August after he had been on leave since early July. The investigation, led by attorneys at Bingham McCutchen, focused on matters that were “personnel based,” which the college does not comment on. Before moving to VCU, Hofmann worked at Smolak Farms in North Andover, an apple orchard that also sells doughnuts. Merrimack is still wrestling with how it will replace Hofmann.