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UNI names former Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby as Interim Athletic Director

University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook announced on Wednesday that retired Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has agreed to serve as Interim Athletic Director for the Panthers. The Waterloo, Iowa native has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in collegiate sports after honing his skills as UNI’s Athletic Director from 1983-91. He was inducted into the University of Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004 and currently serves as a member of the steering committee for UNI’s $250 million Our Tomorrow campaign that has raised over $243 million to date. Bowlsby’s hire on an interim basis is subject to approval by the Iowa Board of Regents.

Nook indicated that Bowlsby will serve in this role until a national search to fill the position on a full-time basis is completed, and that individual can begin their duties in Cedar Falls.

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