University of Hawai`i at Hilo Athletic Director Dexter Irvin is resigning his position, effective December 31, 2013. Irvin, who joined UH Hilo in August 2009, has accepted a position as athletic director with the College of Southern Nevada located in Henderson, Nevada, pending Nevada Board of Regents' approval.
Under Irvin's leadership, Vulcan Athletics developed a gender equity plan, implemented its first official audits, created an operations manual from scratch, established Women's Basketball and Men's and Women's Soccer as officially recognized sports with the hiring of full-time, permanent coaches, and witnessed the expansion of the PacWest Conference.
During his tenure, fundraising revenue and corporate sponsorships also increased notably.
Campus Recreation Department Founding Director Tim Moore will serve as interim Athletic Director, pending system approval. A national search for a permanent replacement is expected to begin next year.