Missouri Athletic Director Mike
Alden has signed a two year contract extension which will keep him in
Alden has directed the Tiger athletic program since 1998. In the past year he engineered the Tiger athletic teams' lucrative shift into the Southeastern Conference.
According to a release (below) from the university, Alden will continue to be paid a base salary of $301,000 a year with incentives that could take the contract as high as $778,000.
Pact reinforces commitment to excellence in athletics, academic mission; base salary, incentives unchanged
"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."
Under Alden's guidance, Mizzou
Athletic programs have consistently competed at a higher level. The football
program has competed in seven consecutive bowl games, a school record.
Additionally, their 48 wins in the last five seasons ranks ninth in the NCAA
"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."
Highlights of Alden's leadership as athletic director include:
Turning an athletic program ranked near the bottom of its league counterparts into a program that has led the way in on-field success, facility development and fundraising.
Leading Mizzou to receive, and accept, an invitation as the 14th member of the prestigious SEC.
Developing a $200 million facility improvement plan that was made possible through a $30 million gift by the Kansas City Sports Trust - the second largest single gift in MU history.
Directing a successful
student-athlete program where Mizzou's student-athletes are leaders in
graduation and Academic Progress Rates. The Tigers ranked as the nation's
Alden was named the Director of the Year in 2008 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and is currently the third-longest tenured athletics director in Mizzou history behind only Don Faurot and Chester Brewer.
Key terms of Alden's contract include:
The new two-year extension of the
current contract. The contract now runs until
The new two-year extension does not increase Alden's base salary, performance incentives, or any other form of income. Under the current contract, Alden's base salary is $301,917, and he may earn up to a total of $777,976 through a combination of base salary and performance incentive income.
Any future raises in base salary are limited to the same percentage raises, if any, for MU.
coming to MU, Alden was director of athletics at