UNLV's Interim AD Expected to Stay for at Least One More Year

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - UNLV President Neal Smatresk is recommending the school's interim Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy serve as the permanent AD for at least another year.

Smatresk said Tuesday that several highly qualified candidates were interviewed during an extensive search for a new AD but that Kunzer-Murphy has proven her ability to improve the stability and accountability of UNLV athletics over the past three months.

He says information gathered from a number of stakeholders in the community and others both inside and outside the university found a high level of support for her remaining on the job.

Smatresk says he'll recommend to the state Board of Regents at a special meeting on Oct. 18 that her contract be extended through Dec. 31, 2014.