Search for new UH AD officially opens
The search for a new athletic director for the University of Hawaii was officially launched yesterday with the posting of the position opening on the school's Web site.
The position will also be advertised in Sunday's Honolulu Star-Bulletin, according to Gregg Takayama, the director of communications for the UH-Manoa chancellor's office.
An ad for the NCAA Bulletin is also in the works, he said, as well as other media outlets.
No salary range was listed. Herman Frazier, who was fired Jan. 8, earned $250,000 annually before bonuses.
In a buyout agreement reached earlier this month, Frazier will be paid $312,510 -- a year's salary plus 90 days of pay. His contract was set to expire July 31, 2010.
Among the minimum requirements for the position of Director of Athletics, as it is advertised, are: a bachelor's degree in physical education, recreation, education or related field; three years of athletic administrative experience at the collegiate level; proven fundraising and marketing experience; and a demonstration of fiscal integrity and expertise.
The athletic director will report to the UH-Manoa chancellor -- currently Virginia Hinshaw -- and will be "responsible for the sound fiscal management of the more than $26 million a year general operating budget design," according to the posted job description.
The review of applications is scheduled to begin Feb. 14 and continue until the position is filled. A selection committee has not been formed, but "that is in the process," Takayama said.
Associate athletic director Carl Clapp was approved as interim athletic director by the Board of Regents on Jan. 18 at a salary of $227,808.