Donovan contract signed
After four months on the job, Hawaii athletic director Jim Donovan finally has a completed contract.
It was signed recently by Donovan and UH-Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw for a base salary of $240,000 per year for five years. The salary falls within a pre-approved range.
"It doesn't need to go to the Board of Regents," UH spokesman Gregg Takayama said. "It's pau."
Donovan confirmed the deal is done, and referred further questions to upper campus.
"I'm happy to be back at UH," he said.
Donovan, 48, was named Hawaii athletic director at a March 13 news conference and officially started March 24.
He replaced Herman Frazier, who was relieved of the post in January. Current associate AD Carl Clapp was the interim head of the department.
Donovan is a former UH football player, graduate assistant coach, baseball stadium manager and associate athletic director.
He was executive director of the Hawaii Bowl immediately prior to taking the UH athletic director position.
"Jim's vision, experience and ability, combined with his passion for UH Manoa and bond with Hawaii, make him a great match for ensuring the future success of our athletic programs," Hinshaw said at the time of his hiring.