AD Currie joins Kansas State

Updated: May 22, 2009, 2:39 AM ET
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State introduced John Currie as athletic director on Monday and he promised to get to work right away familiarizing himself with the school.

The 38-year-old Currie received a five-year contract with an annual base salary of $350,000 plus incentives.

He was hired and introduced at a Monday morning news conference by Dr. Kirk Schulz, who will take over as Kansas State president on June 15.

Kansas State is in the unusual position of having two new top leaders, and neither has ties to the school or the area.

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