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story.lead_photo.caption FILE — UALR Athletic Director Chasse Conque is shown in this 2015 file photo. - Photo by Benjamin Krain

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has renewed the contract of the school's athletic director for another five years.

The school announced Monday that athletic director Chasse Conque signed an agreement to stay at the university through 2022.

Under the new contract, Conque will receive an annual salary of $178,888 from public and private funds.

[DOCUMENT: Read full contract]

Chancellor Andrew Rogerson called Conque "an amazing athletic director" and said he's pleased with the contract's renewal.

Conque has served as Arkansas-Little Rock's athletic director since early 2015. During that time, both the men's and women's basketball teams have advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The school has also commissioned a study on whether it should restart its football and marching band programs.

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  • ArkieStrong
    November 13, 2017 at 12:51 p.m.

    Interesting read. I enjoy the UALR athletic program and attend games when I can. But I am very concerned about the recent push to add a football program. Costs aside, the emerging research on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in high contact sports is very, very concerning. I could not in good conscious support adding football, with the knowledge that we could be subjecting young men to critical, debilitating brain injuries.

  • Delta2
    November 13, 2017 at 3:48 p.m.

    Valid points above, and I envision a less than half full War Memorial most of the time if this came to pass. However, we have to consider the dangers of Central Arkansas giving up their Hog habit cold turkey, which would lead to even worse psychiatric and neurologic trauma in the short term...although the eventual long term benefits would certainly justify it.