Amy Buxbaum (H&SS '92) Named President of Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors

Amy Buxbaum (H&SS '92) Named President of Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - Former Carnegie Mellon women’s basketball standout Amy Buxbaum (H&SS ’92) was named president of the inaugural Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors. Buxbaum will serve a two-year term leading the Tartan Athletics Club. Former golfer Don Michel (CIT ’90) was chosen as the Board’s president-elect and former football player Rick Creech (E ’84) was selected as past-president. Buxbaum, Michel and Creech will make up the Board’s Executive Committee.

Prior to the football team’s Homecoming Game against Denison on October 6, the Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors met to discuss Carnegie Mellon Athletics. For the past two years, the Board has served in an advisory capacity to the athletics department under the name Athletics Advisory Council. The group felt strongly that enhanced engagement with friends of Carnegie Mellon Athletics was integral for the success of the athletics program and helped form the Tartan Athletics Club. The group met for the first time as the Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors during Celidh weekend.

“Amy, Don and Rick will provide excellent guidance for the Tartan Athletics Club and the Board of Directors,” Bassett said. “It is an exciting time for Carnegie Mellon Athletics and we are thrilled to have them take a leadership role on important initiatives that relate to engagement, fundraising and communication.”

The Board participated in an athletics alumni reception during the Homecoming Football Game. Carnegie Mellon President Jared Cohon and Vice President for Campus Affairs Michael Murphy joined the Board of Directors in cheering on the Tartans, as the football program defeated Denison, 41-21.