UNO announces new athletic director

Derek R. Morel
Derek R. Morel

New Orleans, La. - University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced Friday his appointment of a new athletic director for the University.

New Orleans native and sports marketing executive Derek R. Morel will join UNO as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Morel brings to UNO more than 17 years of experience working to advance college athletics, including senior leadership roles at the University of Georgia, the University of Pittsburgh, St. Bonaventure University, Tulane University and Wake Forest University.

His career also includes three years at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, the oldest member of the University of Louisiana System.