On Nov. 17, 2011, University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden discusses the arrest of football head coach Gary Pinkel.
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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The man in charge of Missouri Tiger athletics received a contract boost on Thursday.
Mizzou Chancellor Brady Deaton gave Tigers Athletic Director Mike Alden a two-year contract extension. Alden’s deal now runs through June 30, 2019.
The new two-year extension does not increase Alden’s base salary, performance incentives or any other form of income. Alden’s current base salary is $301,917, and he could earn up to $777,976 through a combination of base salary and performance incentive income.
“Mike has provided important leadership during a time of transition of conferences,” Deaton said. “His record of integrity is stellar and his national leadership in the NCAA reflects recognition of his orientation to the success of the student athlete. The academic, competitive and financial strength of our Athletic Department is due to Mike’s leadership, and the university is proud of his contributions. We want to see a stable pathway as we look to the future. This contract extension is one way to reinforce our commitment to excellence in athletics and to the academic mission of our university.”
During Alden’s career at Mizzou, the football program has competed in a school record seven straight bowl games. The Tigers’ 48 wins in the last five seasons in football ranks ninth in the NCAA among BCS automatic qualifying leagues. MU’s basketball team finished with 30 wins last season and received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tourney before No. 15 Norfolk State upset Mizzou in the first round.
But it’s not just major sports that have found success in Columbia. The Mizzou softball program has competed in the Women’s College World Series in three of the last four years. In the last six years, six Tiger programs have won 11 conference championships. That’s regular season and post-season combined.
“I want to thank Chancellor Deaton and our leadership at Mizzou for their continued confidence and support of our efforts in Tiger Athletics,” Alden said. “This extension is greatly appreciated, and I believe it reflects the efforts of so many people working together for academic integrity, social responsibility and competitive excellence. We look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead as we enter the SEC.”
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