Paul Kowalczyk, a native of Warren, has been athletic director at Southern Illinois University for over two years. Here is a chronology of his career.
1974: Member of state-champion Warren Harding High football team.
1976: Warren Harding High graduate.
1976-77: Denison University.
1977-1980: Kent State University. Bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting.
1980-81: Worked in Los Angeles area.
1981-1986: Employed by Packard Electric.
1984-86: Kent State University, master's degree in sports administration.
1986-87: Served as a volunteer at Youngstown State in marketing and ticket office; bartender, carpet layer.
1987-1988: Portland State University, business manager for athletics.
1988-91: Kansas State University, assistant athletic director for business.
1991-94: Northwestern University, assistant athletic director for business.
1994-2000: Northwestern University, associate athletic director for external affairs.
2000-present: Southern Illinois University, athletic director.