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American University hires William Walker as new AD

Thursday - 2/28/2013, 5:13pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- William "Billy" Walker is the new athletic director at American University.

Walker has been the deputy AD and a professor at the Air Force Academy.

AU announced his hiring Thursday. Walker replaces Keith Gill, who left American in December to become Richmond's AD.

Walker is a member of the NCAA Division I men's ice hockey committee and has served as chairman of the NCAA Division I wrestling committee. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1983.

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