January 9, 2014
Today, ASU President Michael M. Crow announced Ray Anderson, executive vice president of football operations for the National Football League, has been named ASU athletic director and university vice president.
Anderson has managed NFL football operations since 2006 and served as vice president of the Atlanta Falcons. A Los Angeles native, Anderson holds a bachelor's in political science from Stanford and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School.
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“At ASU we have three priorities for our athletic director: help our student-athletes maximize their academic achievement and ensure they graduate on time; win; and win within the rules," said Crow. "Ray has the skills, experience and enthusiasm to accomplish those goals. Under his leadership, ASU student-athletes will continue to perform at the highest level, both on the field and in the classroom. Ray will also play an important role in the university’s campaign to improve and expand its sports facilities through the development of the ASU Athletic Facilities District.”
“In evaluating the next step in my career, I could not imagine a better, more exciting opportunity,” said Anderson. “I am thrilled to become part of the team at Arizona State and energized by the academic and athletic mission of this great university. I am eagerly looking forward to the challenge of not only continuing the success of Arizona State Athletics but also building on it to accomplish even more in line with President Crow’s priorities.”
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