Chasse Conque is stepping down from his position as vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to take a similar role in Texas.
Conque announced today that he is resigning from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to assume the role of vice president and director of athletics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas
“Today is very bittersweet,” Conque said in a statement. “Over the past four-and-a-half years, I have had the distinct opportunity to lead Little Rock Athletics and am very grateful to have witnessed some transformational years. Our competitive success and record-breaking academic achievements are just the tip of the iceberg.”
He was hired as the UA Little Rock director of athletics in January 2015 and was promoted to vice chancellor and director of athletics in 2017. That year, the university renewed Conque’s contract through 2022.
Conque has had significant success during his time with the Trojan’s athletics department. Combined, the teams have won 19 team and individual Sun Belt Conference championships and have made six NCAA tournament appearances.
He has also focused on fundraising, with a record $4.3 million in funds raised in 2017-18, according to a UA Little Rock release. In 2018-19, Conque’s department raised more than $3 million.
Conque obtained a master’s degree in business and administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2008 and has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Central Arkansas.
Chancellor Andrew Rogerson will be appointing an interim athletic director soon, according to UA Little Rock officials.
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