Robert Shelton, the president of the University of Arizona, will take on the role of executive director of the Fiesta Bowl.
Shelton, a member of the presidential oversight committee for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), replaces John Junker in the position at one of the most renowned BCS events, which has faced major problems in recent months – including a US$1 million fine from the BCS and the sacking of Junker in the wake of allegations of illegal payments and immoral use of funds.
Associated Press reports that Shelton has 'agreed to a four-year contract with a base salary of US$455,000 and incentives. Junker had an annual salary of about US$600,000 plus a substantial list of perks,' adding that Shelton's role at the University of Arizona paid some US$470,000 plus benefits. He will take up his new position on 1st August.