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John Currie introduced as Kansas State athletic director

MANHATTAN | John Currie was introduced Monday as Kansas State athletic director and promised to get to work right away familiarizing himself with the strengths and challenges of his new 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. With neither man having any ties to the school or the area, Kansas State is in the rare position of breaking in brand new leaders at the top of the university and the top of the athletic department at the same time.

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