Jeff Hurd, who had served as the Western Athletic Conference's interim commissioner since March, 2012, had the interim taken off his name. The appointment came following the conclusion of the summer meeting of the 2013-14 Board of Directors held in Denver.
"I congratulate Jeff Hurd on his appointment as the Commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference," said Seattle University President and 2013-14 Board chair Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. "Commissioner Hurd has proven of bringing the WAC to its current promising status and we look forward as a Board to working with him as he leads the WAC in its further development."
Hurd, who becomes the sixth commissioner in the WAC's 51-year history, joined the WAC staff in 1985 and has served in various capacities during his tenure. He was the Conference's Senior Associate Commissioner prior to being named to replace former commissioner Karl Benson on an interim basis.