LAWRENCE — Terry Mohajir, an associate athletic director in the KU athletic department, has been hired as the next athletic director at Arkansas State, his alma mater, the school announced Wednesday.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
Mohajir has worked at Kansas since May 31, 2011, when he was hired by then first-year KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger to oversee the Williams Educational Fund, the departments chief fund-raising arm. I couldnt be happier for Terry and excited for him, Zenger said. Mohajirs hiring signaled a reboot for the Williams Fund, which had become entangled in the schools ticket scandal in 2010. And Mohajirs job included repairing frayed relationships among the department's donor base. I think weve really taken a hands-on approach; and weve gotten out among the people, Zenger said. From Garden City to Kansas City. Zenger said Wednesday that KU would likely re-assign responsibilities within the department to fill Mohajirs role. For now, Zenger said, KU will not fill the position with an outside hire. At this point, I believe we have the talent in-house, Zenger said. And thats the direction well go right now. Mohajir, who had previously worked as associate athletic director at Florida Atlantic since 2004, also directed KUs marketing and game-day staffs. Mohajir, a graduate of Shawnee Mission South, played football at Arkansas State in the early 1990s before serving as an assistant football coach at KU under Glen Mason. Mohajir also worked as an assistant athletics director at UMKC from 1997 to 2004.