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Mike Cigelman
Position: Associate Athletic Director
Other Position: Facilities Director and Director of Recreational Services
Phone: 515-271-3810
Email: michael.cigelman@drake.edu

Mike Cigelman

Associate Director of Athletics, Facilities Director and Director of Recreational Services

Mike Cigelman has served on the Drake staff since 1986 when he was named Director of Recreational Services. He was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics - Facilities and Director of Recreational Services in 1992 and then to Associate Director of Athletics in 2004.

Cigelman manages Drake's sports facilities and has oversight for several of the sports programs. He has been responsible for bringing many national-level events to Drake's campus, including the 2000 Iowa Republican Caucus Headquarters and appearances by President Bill Clinton, which still serve as the highest-attended events in Knapp Center history. Additionally, Cigelman oversees Drake's Wellness and Recreation Programs.

The Omaha, Nebraska native served as special program coordinator for the Heskett Center at Wichita State University from 1984-86. Cigelman graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1979 and received a master's degree in recreation administration from Nebraska-Omaha in 1984. He received a specialist in higher education degree from Drake in 1996.

Cigelman is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and is active in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. He and his wife, Susan, live on the south side of Des Moines.