After spending nearly three years as interim athletic director, Wisconsin-Superior elevated Nick Bursik into the permanent position Thursday.

During his time in the interim role, Bursik helped orchestrate a seamless transition into the UMAC, of which he now serves as Vice Chair of the Council of Athletic Directors and Chair of the Membership Committee.

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"Nick Bursik brings tremendous talent to the UW-Superior Athletics Program," Chancellor Renée Wachter said in a statement. "His ability to think strategically, his focus on the student-athlete experience and his emphasis on building a positive culture of success for both the students and coaching staff will serve the program well. I know that outreach to the community is also a priority for him."

With the move to the UMAC, UWS has added four varsity sports in men's and women's golf and tennis.

A 2012 UWS graduate, Bursik took over as head coach of the Yellowjackets baseball team in 2013 after serving one season as an assistant.