West Texas A&M University has a new vice president of athletics. 

The school announced Wednesday Doug Lipinski has been hired away from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he is currently a deputy director of athletics. 

Lipinski has spent 22 years at GVSU, his alma mater and a 16-time Learfield Director’s Cup champion. He will begin his WT duties Aug. 28. He’ll be on the WT campus in the next couple of weeks to get acclimated to it and the community.

He takes over for longtime AD Michael McBroom who announced his retirement in May.