UNLV closes search for athletic director

Krista Hostetler

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UNLV closes search for athletic director

CREATED Oct. 8, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- UNLV President Neal Smatresk announced on Tuesday the search for an athletic director is closed.

Smatresk will recommend UNLV Interim Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy's contract be extended through Dec. 31, 2014.

He will make the recommendation at the Oct. 18 special meeting of the Board of Regents.

"We have closed our search for an athletic director, after interviewing several highly qualified candidates. The pool was strong, and we heard several different visions for leading UNLV Athletics into the future," said Smatresk.

He also said they have communicated with a number of community stakeholders, and in conversation with internal and external constituencies, they found there is a very high level of support for Kunzer-Murphy.

She has been serving as interim athletic director for the past three months.