UIW NAMES ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
University of the Incarnate Word President Dr. Thomas M. Evans, announces that interim Athletic Director Richard Duran has been promoted to the permanent role of athletic director. In his new role, Duran becomes the youngest sitting Division I athletic director.
“As interim athletic director, Richard demonstrated his willingness to work with all campus partners not only for the benefit of the athletics department but for the University as a whole,” said Evans. “He showed us his ability to lead, his dedication to his staff, to our student athletes and to our UIW Mission. In these last 10 months, Richard Duran truly earned the privilege of being named UIW’s Athletic Director.”
Under Duran’s leadership, UIW Athletics had tremendous success in the classroom, in the community, in competition, in revenue generation and in fan engagement. He guided a team of 80 full-time employees, five part-time employees, 35 graduate assistants and 18 work study students in creating a holistic and positive experience for more than 500 student-athletes.
Hector Ledesma spoke with the 31-year-old Duran moments after the announcement.