Reports: Missouri to hire Desiree Reed-Francois as AD
Missouri is in the process of hiring Desiree Reed-Francois as its new athletic director, according to multiple reports.
Reed-Francois has been athletic director at UNLV for the past four-plus years. She will replace Jim Sterk, who announced his resignation last month.
Reed-Francois, 49, will be the first woman AD at Missouri and, because of her Hispanic heritage, the first person of color in that role.
Reed-Francois recently signed a four-year extension at UNLV that runs through June 30, 2026. Published reports say the deal called for $420,000 in annual base salary.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sterk was making $700,000 in base salary.
Reed-Francois recently hired Kevin Kruger, son of Lon, as UNLV’s basketball coach.
–Field Level Media