February 19, 2013
Svoboda Accepts Position at Stanford
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Kurt Svoboda, Harvard’s former Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications, has accepted a position at Stanford as Senior Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations & Communications, it was announced Tuesday.
Svoboda served as the head of Harvard’s athletic communications department since 2007 after working as an assistant director of athletic communications in the department from 2005-07. During his tenure at Harvard, Svoboda led the Crimson’s media relations, social media and multimedia initiatives and served as the chief spokesperson for Harvard’s 41 athletic programs.
Harvard hosted several NCAA championship events during Svoboda’s tenure, including the 2006 Women’s Basketball Final Four, the 2008, 2009 and 2012 Men’s Lacrosse Championships and the 2010 Fencing Championships. The Crimson also won seven team national championships during Svoboda’s time in Cambridge.
Tim Williamson will serve as Interim Director of Athletic Communications at Harvard while the athletic department conducts a national search for Svoboda’s replacement.