Associate Athletics Director of Internal Operations Mark Clements announced his resignation from Northwest in an email to his staff Wednesday, Nov. 7.

In the email, Clements said his last day will be Nov. 12. The Associate AD has served in his position since January 2003, when Clements relocated from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, where he served as the director of athletics.

Clements detailed to The Missourian the factors that went into this decision to resign after nearly 16 years at Northwest.

“I’m going to keep this as professional as possible,” Clements said. “Sometimes, folks need a change. I guess I kind of got to the point where I felt like I needed a new look for my life and my career, and that’s basically the gist of my decision.”

Clements said that there was no particular event or disagreement that led to his resignation.

“There’s a lot of things that go into it,” Clements said. “It’s not a decision that I made rashly or overnight. Overtime, I just felt like I needed a change.”

What’s next for Clements is still unknown. After a decade and a half at Northwest, the Associate AD is looking forward to whatever lies ahead.

“I’m going to take some time to remake myself and try to reevaluate some things and see what the good Lord brings me,” Clements said.

Northwest Athletics confirmed Clements’ resignation but had no other comment.

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