USF hires Mark Harlan as its new athletics director

Harlan recently worked UCLA sports department

The University of South Florida announced Tuesday it has hired Mark Harlan, a former UCLA sports director, as its new athletic director.
 
Harlan, 44, will replace Doug Woolard, who announced this year he plans to retire. He will oversee 19 men and women teams, about 450 student athletes and a $44 million-per-year budget.
 
“Mark’s experience, enthusiasm and proven leadership make him a perfect fit to further elevate the success of USF Athletics and our talented student-athletes,” USF President Judy Genshaft said in a statement. “We are so pleased that Mark, his wife, and their two children are joining our Bulls family.”
 
In the statement, USF touted Harlan’s experience raising $125 million in annual fund and campaign gifts for University of California Los Angeles and helping to negotiate with the City of Pasadena on a $200 million renovation of the Rose Bowl Stadium.
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