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Published August 23, 2012, 01:57 PM

Faison Recieves Two-Year Extension

UND athletic director's contract is extended to June 2017.

By: Scott Grodsky , WDAZ

Last month four UND head coaches received contract extensions. Now that same courtesy has been extended to UND's Athletic Director.

Brian Faison gets a two-year extension from UND President Robert Kelley, keeping Faison under contract through June of 2017. Faison has helped UND gain membership in the Big Sky Conference after four years of transition to divison one status. Faison says he is more than happy at UND.

"I love it here," Faison said. This is probably, of all the places I have worked, the most fun for me. A big part of that is the people and our staff. We have a great coaching staff. President Kelley has been tremendous and supportive of us. So for me it's a lot of fun to come in and get after it every day."

Faison is 62 and starting his fifth year at UND. His salary is more than $164,000 per year.