UNLV gives AD Reed-Francois four-year contract extension

Reed-Francois took the UNLV job in 2017
Desiree Reed-Francois
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UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois will keep her hands on the helm with a four-year contract extension into 2026.

The university announced the extension Friday. It is valued at $420,000 per year.

“Under Desiree’s focused leadership, our student-athletes are performing better than ever in the classroom, the culture is one of integrity and professionalism, and she’s driving innovation in marketing, fundraising, and the overall fan experience,” said UNLV President Keith Whitfield. “This extension provides continuity for UNLV Athletics as we emerge from the pandemic and provides her with the runway to continue her vision."

Reed-Francois joined UNLV in 2017, leaving a deputy post at Virginia Tech.

“It has been a fast four years and while there is more work ahead of us, we are very optimistic for the future,” Reed-Francois said in a statement. “We want the transformation of UNLV Athletics to be sustaining and long-term and we are headed in that direction.”