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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 15: UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois announces the firing of the men's head basketball coach Marvin Menzies during a news conference at UNLV on March 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reed-Francois also discussed the search for his replacement. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

UNLV has extended athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois’ contract by four years. The extension announced Friday will run through June 30, 2026. Reed-Francois became the first Hispanic woman to serve as an athletic director at the FBS level when she was hired in 2017. She oversees all aspects of UNLV athletics. Reed-Francois has hired seven head coaches during her tenure and the athletics program has set numerous academic records. She also has led facility upgrade projects and had a key role in opening Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV football.