Todd Patulski joined the Liberty Athletics staff on April 7 when he was named the department's Senior Associate Athletics Director and Chief Financial Officer.
In his role, Patulski is charged with overseeing all financial aspects of the Liberty University Athletics Department, including planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities for the department.
Patulski, who is a member of the athletics department Senior Staff, also works closely with the university's executive leadership team to ensure the financial direction of the athletics department remains in line with the purpose and mission of Liberty University.
Patulski brought nearly 20 years of athletics administrative experience to the Liberty University Athletics Department, including 13 years in a similar role at Baylor.
As Baylor's Deputy Athletics Director and Chief Financial Officer, Patulski was in charge of the department's financial operations which experienced nearly 400 percent growth during his time in Waco, Texas.
Patulski developed and implemented Baylor's Athletics Revenue Enhancement and Debt Service Plans, which were presented to and approved by the Baylor University Board of Regents.
Additionally, his responsibilities involved leadership within numerous athletics capital projects that led to the design, construction and operations of McLane Stadium, the home of Baylor's football program.
As a senior athletics administrator at Baylor, Patulski played a significant part within the Baylor campus community and served in a role with the Faculty Athletics Council, the PCI Committee, the Risk Matters Community and the Institutional Policy Committees.
During his time at Baylor, Patulski also served a five-year stint on the NCAA Division I Track & Field Committee, including two years as committee chair from September 2008 to June 2010. The committee provided oversight for the NCAA Championship events in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field. The committee also worked with the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association on issues related to the management and advancement of their respective sports.
Prior to his time at Baylor, Patulski served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and Chief Financial Officer at Northeastern University from May 1998 to October 2003.
Patulski is a 1990 graduate of Central Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (finance). He was a four-year letterwinner in track & field and served as team captain during the 1989-90 season. He was a three-time Mid-American Conference Invitational high jump champion, capturing an outdoor crown in 1990 and indoor championship titles in 1988 and 1989.
Patulski, a native of Michigan, and his wife, Rachel, have four children – Lauren, Hannah, Alicja and Izak. Prior to their move to Lynchburg, the Patulski family were members of the Fellowship Bible Church in Waco where they served as small group leaders for several years.