Missouri names Hank Foley as interim athletic director

Friday July 29th, 2016

Missouri interim chancellor Hank Foley will also take on the role of interim athletic director, with former interim athletic director Wren Baker departing to accept a job at North Texas, the university announced.

“The strength of Mizzou’s athletic department–as with the rest of our university–remains strong,” Foley said in a statement. “I am confident we will continue to attract top-notch candidates and select a new director for athletics that will bring about even greater success for Mizzou.”

Baker served in the interim position for about two weeks. The role was previously filled by Mack Rhoades, who is now the athletic director at Baylor. Rhoades was only in his position for 14 months. 

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A search for a permanent athletic director is underway.

Foley previously served as Missouri's senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies as well as the Missouri System executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development

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