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Kunzer-Murphy named UNLV interim athletics director

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Updated: 5/20/2013 4:17 pm
LAS VEGAS – UNLV President Neal Smatresk today announced the appointment of Tina Kunzer-Murphy as interim athletics director effective July 1.

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

Kunzer-Murphy has been serving as director of alumni sponsorship and development for the UNLV Alumni Relations department since January 2013.

Previously Kunzer-Murphy spent 12 years as the executive director of the Las Vegas Bowl for ESPN Regional Television Inc. Before 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 (2000-05).

Kunzer-Murphy served as the senior associate athletic director at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. (1992-93). Before that she served in progressively responsible roles within UNLV’s intercollegiate athletics department for 15 years (1977-92), from head women’s tennis coach and senior assistant athletic director.

Kunzer-Murphy has experience with compliance in university, conference and NCAA regulations, as well as day-to-day operations for athletics. She managed the Western Athletic Conference football championship and basketball tournaments for Las Vegas Events Inc., and the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.

A 2007 inductee of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, Kunzer-Murphy became the first woman to serve as chairman of the Football Bowl Association. In summer 2011, she was honored as Las Vegas’ Sportsperson of the Year. She was recognized by the Las Vegas Sun as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Sports Professionals in Nevada in 2008.

Kunzer-Murphy earned a bachelor of science in physical education and a master of education in secondary education from UNLV.

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