Athletic Director, University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Livengood came to UNLV following a successful tenure of more than 15 years at the University of Arizona where he oversaw an athletics program that annually competed for championships at the Pac-10 Conference and national level, and maintained a high academic standard for its student-athletes.
Under his leadership, the Wildcats maintained a top-25 competitive record in the NACDA Director’s Cup standings, with six top ten finishes, including a national championship in men’s basketball in 1997, and NCAA titles in softball (6), women’s golf (2), and swimming and diving. Livengood also initiated Campaign Arizona, which raised more than $130 million for athletic facility improvements and endowments.
During his time in Tucson, he served as the Pac-10 Conference president, chair of the Pac-10 Athletic Directors Revenue Sharing Committee, and as a member of the conference’s Bowl Committee and Basketball Tournament Subcommittee, as well as the Rose Bowl Management Committee.
Livengood has also been a member of many national committees, including NCAA Fellows Program and the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force. In addition, he served as chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and as president of NACDA. He was named Athletic Director of the Year by NACDA in 2006.
Previously, Livengood spent six years as the athletics director at Washington State University from 1988 to 1993, where he developed what is still widely regarded as a model gender equity program. Prior to that, he served as athletic director at Southern Illinois University.
Livengood received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1968.