The WCHA announced today that it will centralize and relocate their league offices to Edina, Minnesota. The league office, which opened in August, will be inside Minnesota State's Edina campus location, and house both men's commissioner Bill Robertson and women's commissioner Aaron Kemp, as well as other league staff members.
In addition to to the announcement of the new building, the league also announced that it had hired Alyssa Bennett to serve as associate commissioner, handling various duties including the conference's budget and finances, and Matt Hodson as associate commissioner for public relations. The incoming pair will replace outgoing staff members Carol LaBelle-Ehrhardt and Doug Spencer. Greg Shepherd will remain in his position as supervisor of officials for the league.
Getting the entire WCHA staff in one building was a priority for Bill Robertson when he was hired as commissioner of the WCHA. Given the new staff's experience in public relations--specifically in the realm of social media--the WCHA should be a much more professional-looking outfit in the coming years, which bodes well for the success of the league.