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UM Curators Approve $800K For New Athletic Director

The University of Missouri Board of Curators today unanimously approved the hiring of new athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois to a six-year contract worth $800,000 a year.

Reed-Francois, who previously was the athletic director at UNLV, is expected to start in Columbia on August 15 with an annual base salary of $550,000 and an additional non-salary compensation of $250,000 for media appearances, marketing events and apparel.

Her contract also includes eligibility for financial incentives up to $150,000 dollars for achieving notable benchmarks with the department as determined by UM System President Mun Choi.

Reed-Francois will be the first woman to head intercollegiate athletics for Mizzou.

President Choi is set to officially introduce her in the new role Wednesday morning.

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