Blazejowski Gets A New Job - Not That One
This just in - here's the announcement of Blaze going the Theresa Grentz alma mater route.
For Immediate Release
Basketball All-American and Alumna Carol Blazejowski Appointed
to University Advancement Position
February 22, 2011—Carol Blazejowski, one of the most legendary trailblazers in women’s basketball and a Montclair State University alumna, has been named associate vice president for University Advancement at Montclair State, effective February 21, 2011. In her new position, Blazejowski will help advance the University’s mission by developing outreach opportunities and forging strategic relationships. She will oversee a variety of functions, including marketing, communications, alumni relations, university relations, and partnership development.
“Carol Blazejowski's return to Montclair State following an impressive career as a Hall of Fame basketball player, professional sports executive, and business leader is an exciting opportunity for the University,” said Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole. “We are very pleased to welcome her back, and we believe that her professional reputation and stature as an alumna provide her a unique platform for engaging a variety of constituencies in the dynamic life of the University and for being an exceptional advocate for the importance of public higher education.”
Blazejowski was most recently the president and general manager of the New York Liberty, one of the founding Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) franchises. As general manager of the team since 1997, she was responsible for building one of the league’s most successful franchises with ten playoff appearances, three Eastern Conference Championships, and four WNBA Finals appearances.
Prior to heading up the Liberty, Blazejowski held a variety of roles at the National Basketball Association including the director of women’s basketball programs and director of licensing for NBA Properties, Inc.
“I am honored to be returning to Montclair State and to give back to the University that provided me with such an important and enduring foundation as a young student athlete,” said Blazejowski. “I have been privileged to learn from outstanding mentors and to be associated with premiere businesses over my long career, and I look forward to bringing those skills to MSU, to help the university build on its rich legacy.”