The WCHA announced today that the league's women's commissioner Aaron Kemp has stepped down, effective immediately. WCHA men's commissioner Bill Robertson will assume Kemp's duties for the remainder of the season, concluding March 20th.
In a press release from the WCHA, Kemp said:
"I am grateful to the leadership of the WCHA and its member institutions for the opportunity to serve the premier conference in women’s college hockey. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with our tremendous student-athletes, coaches and administrators, and I am proud of what we were able to accomplish in the last year-and-a-half. The WCHA is in prime position moving forward and is in good hands to do so. At this time, it is in the best interests for me and my family to pursue professional opportunities closer to our extended family."
The press release is vague on whether Kemp's position will be replaced, or if the league will operate with just one commissioner for both leagues, saying "Permanent staffing plans for the women’s WCHA will be determined later this spring".