Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Jeff Purinton has signed a new agreement that extends his contract to June 30, 2028, Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Todd Shields said.
“Jeff has been a great leader on our campus and in our community, and under his leadership, we’ve seen great collaboration between athletics and all parts of campus,” Shields said. “In these times of great changes within college athletics, we wanted to offer Jeff an extension to provide the Red Wolves with continued consistency of leadership for A-State Athletics.”
Purinton’s previous contract was set to expire on June 30, 2027.
“It is an honor to serve as the Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics at Arkansas State University, and I want to thank Chancellor Shields, President Welch, our Board of Trustees and our Red Wolves Foundation Board for their confidence that we are on the right track to accomplishing our collective goals and fulfilling our vision for A-State Athletics,” said Purinton.
“I am positive we can continue to enhance our national brand, win championships, excel academically and develop our student-athletes in everything we do. I also can’t overstate how extremely supportive our Jonesboro and university community have been, making this a wonderful home for me and my family. I’m excited about the future of A-State Athletics and the great things we can all accomplish together.”
Purinton was announced as Arkansas State’s Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics on May 4, 2022, becoming the 12th athletics director in school history.
Successfully navigating the Athletics Department through its transition in leadership, Purinton hired key personnel to fill executive and senior-level positions within the development, marketing, finance and compliance areas while restructuring internally to create more effective and efficient workflow and production.