Las Vegas – A day after UNLV President Neal Smatresk announced the appointment of Tina Kunzer-Murphy as interim athletic director, effective July 1, 2013, Kunzer-Murphy tells KXNT that she is not interested in the job on a permanent basis.

Kunzer-Murphy has been serving as director of alumni sponsorship and development for the UNLV Alumni Relations department since January and plans to continue in that role once a permanent athletic director is named.

Previously, Kunzer-Murphy spent twelve years as the executive director of the Las Vegas Bowl for ESPN Regional Television Inc. Prior to her work with the Las Vegas Bowl, she was the general manager for the ESPN Regional Institution Project for UNLV’s department of intercollegiate athletics.

“Tina Kunzer-Murphy has agreed to step into the role of interim athletic director on the heels of Jim Livengood’s retirement,” said UNLV President Neal Smatresk. “Tina brings a wealth of experience to UNLV and I am truly grateful that she will be serving in this critical role.”

Kunzer-Murphy joined the KXNT Morning News on Tuesday to talk about her new appointment.


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