UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield announced on Jan. 3 that Erick Harper has been selected as the school’s next athletics director. Harper has served as interim UNLV athletics director since August and was selected to continue in the position permanently following a national search this fall, the school said.
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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Days after watching Desiree Reed-Francois leave UNLV, University President Keith E. Whitfield named Erick Harper as the interim athletics director, effective August 16.
Harper will serve as the interim role over the next several months as the university launches a national search for a permanent AD.
“Erick brings a wealth of experience in university athletics to the position, and I’m confident that he’ll successfully lead UNLV Athletics during this transition period,” Whitfield said. “He has great passion for our university, this community, our student-athletes and our coaches, and I believe he’s the right person at this time to lead our talented department staff and continue the positive momentum of UNLV Athletics.”