Yesterday, Dr. Elliot Hirshman was named by the California State University Board of Trustees as the new president of San Diego State University. He replaces president Stephen Weber has stepped down. Hirshman was the provost and senior vice president of the University of Maryland. Today, it is being reported that SDSU has hired Washington State Associate Athletic Director John David Wicker to fill the No. 2 job in the athletic department. Wicker, 41, will be SDSU’s senior associate athletic director under Athletic Director Jim Sterk. These personnel changes come at a time when there is a great concern over Aztec athletics and how the school will cope with cuts due to California's budget crisis.