In a special board meeting last week, the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) voted to approve a multi-year employment contract for Ray Anderson as vice president for university athletics at Arizona State University. Anderson is currently executive vice president of football operations for the National Football League has an extensive background in both athletics and law.

Anderson’s intellect and experience are certain to benefit the ASU athletics department and the academic community given his unique appointment as both athletic director and faculty member at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

The initial term of Anderson’s contract will be five years and may be reviewed annually Anderson’s annual base salary will be $600,000, with a one-time signing bonus of $200,000. He will be eligible for annual incentive bonuses based on academic and athletic performance of ASU athletes.

Anderson will have responsibility for supervising, planning and coordinating the activities of the Sun Devil Athletics program, including encouraging student academic progress and participating in media activities, public relations activities, development activities, endorsements and other promotional activities and fundraising.

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