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Yankees’ Levine To Lead Review For GW University

New York Yankees President Randy Levine (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Yankees President Randy Levine (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — George Washington University announced Thursday that Yankees president and 1977 graduate Randy Levine will be the chairman of a new committee that will review the school’s teams and facilities and explore ways to raise the university’s national sports profile.

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George Washington also announced that athletic director Jack Kvancz is retiring this summer.

The university said Thursday that Kvancz will step down after 17 years on the job.

Kvancz will serve as a special adviser to the committee.

George Washington’s basketball teams have made 18 NCAA tournament appearances under Kvancz — six for the men and 12 for the women. He also served a five-year term on the NCAA men’s basketball selection committee.

The school said the search for a new athletic director begins immediately.

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