The University of Missouri extended Athletic Director Mike Alden’s contract by two years. The contract now extends through June 30, 2019.
“Mike has provided important leadership during a time of transition of conferences,” Chancellor Brady 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.”
Key terms of Alden’s contract include:
• The new two-year extension of the current contract. The contract now runs until June 30, 2019.
• 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.
“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.”