Terry Mohajir, an Arkansas State University alumnus, has been hired as the school’s athletic director.
The Overland Park, Kansas, native has been involved with major fundraising campaigns at multiple universities, while also overseeing corporate sales, marketing promotions and ticket sales.
He most recently served the last 13 months as Kansas’ Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to his time with the Jayhawks, he spent a seven-year stint as Florida Atlantic’s Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations from 2004-11 after working at the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 1997-2004 as its Assistant Director of Athletics for External Relations.
“I’m thrilled and honored to serve as the Director of Athletics at Arkansas State University,” said Mohajir. “I’m very eager to join the university leadership and help take advantage of the amazing momentum that has been created. As an alumnus, and former student-athlete, I’m excited to have the opportunity to guide this athletics department toward making a national impact as part of this emerging university.”
Mohajir’s wealth of experience, history of success working with a university in ASU’s current conference and his noted accomplishments at a BCS automatic qualifying school made him a clear choice to take over the reins at Arkansas State, said ASU System President Chuck Welch.
“I am extremely excited about Terry Mohajir leading our athletics department into the future,” said Welch. “While we had a significant number of highly qualified and experienced candidates who expressed interest in the position, Terry stood out because of his energy, enthusiasm, presence, and passion for growing our programs. The fact that he has experience in the Big 12 Conference, as well as the Sun Belt Conference, provides Terry with a very diverse background perfectly suited for our situation. When asked why he was interested he simply said, ‘This is my alma mater, and this is the perfect time to do special things at ASU.’ Terry is the perfect fit at the right time. I have never been more excited about our future.”
Mohajir graduated from Arkansas State University with a major in sports management and a minor in marketing in 1993. He was a starter on ASU’s football team.
Mohajir is married to the former Julie Hammond and they have two daughters, Maria (11) and Molly (9), and a son, Marco (4).