Senior Woman Administrator, LlJuna Weir has been named the Interim Athletics Director at Alcorn State University. The appointment was made by ASU president Dr. Alfred Rankins, Jr. and is effective July 1.
Weir has been a part of the Alcorn State family for 16 years ago and has helped change the athletics department in various ways. She is a member of several associations including the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators. She earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Alcorn.
Rankins describes Weir as a leader who understands the day-to-day operations of Alcorn athletics and has established positive working relationships with coaches, staff and students.
"I am grateful for another opportunity to serve Alcorn," said Weir as she discussed plans to continually advocate for student-athletes and positively position the athletic program.
“I believe in Alcorn athletics,” she said Weir as she highlighted the strength of collaboration. “Working together, we can and will accomplish more. I believe in the power of members of the athletic family—our athletes, coaches, employees, student workers and alumni.”
The University is accepting applications for a permanent athletic director online until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately.