THE BRONX - Longtime Fordham University Athletic Director Frank McLaughlin has been promoted after 27 years.

McLaughlin is the new associate vice president of students affairs for athletic and alumni relations. During his tenure as AD, the Rams won 26 conference championships in various sports, including two Patriotic League football titles and last year's Atlantic-10 softball championship.

McLaughlin graduated from Fordham in 1969 after his own standout basketball career.