California Lt. Gov wants AD jobs tied to academics

BY foxsports • August 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the jobs of athletic directors at the state's public universities to be tied more to the academic performance of athletes.

Newsom outlined his plan in letters sent this week to University of California President Janet Napolitano and California State University system Chancellor Timothy White. He wrote that there should be aggressive benchmarks and penalties in the contracts of athletic directors depending on the department's academic performance.

Newsom's notes come at a time when there are three public schools in the state - California, Berkeley; Fresno State; and Sacramento State - searching for new athletic directors.

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