SAN DIEGO -- Mary Alice Hill became the first woman to run a major college athletic program Wednesday when she was named athletic director at San Diego State University.
Hill, 43, served as acting athletic director since last Aug. 15 when Gene Bourdet took another job at the college. Before that Hill was Associate Director of Athletics.
Hill is the first woman to run an athletic program featuring class 1-A football.
San Diego State is suffering from revenue shortfalls, an NCAA probe of its men's basketball program and dwindling attendance at home football games.