WSU athletics hires new senior associate athletics director

Washington State athletics released statement Jan. 19

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COURTESY OF WSU ATHLETICS

Haarlow previously worked at Lamar University.

AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor

WSU hired Jon Haarlow as a senior associate athletics director and chief financial officer for the athletics department on Tuesday.

As part of his new position, Haarlow will be responsible for the business side of athletics, such as “budget development, implementation and reporting, as well as oversight of non-sport contracts and department audits,” according to a press release from the athletics department. Haarlow will also represent the department’s financial situation to organizations like the Pac-12 and NCAA.

Athletics Director Pat Chun welcomed Haarlow and his family to the Pullman area.

“Jon is a great addition to our athletics team and will provide tremendous leadership in our department,” Chun said. “His background in collegiate athletics and higher education will greatly benefit our student-athletes, coaches and the entire university.”

Prior to joining the WSU staff, Haarlow was a senior associate athletics director and the chief operating officer for Lamar University’s athletics department. He worked there for nearly three years before moving to Pullman.

Prior to Lamar University, he also spent a combined nine years serving different roles within Abilene Christian University’s and University of New Mexico’s athletics departments.

Haarlow is an alum of both Indiana University and the University of New Mexico where he has a bachelor’s and master’s degree, respectively.

“My family and I are beyond grateful for this incredible opportunity and look forward to serving the student-athletes, staff, and [WSU] community,” Haarlow said. “Go Cougs!”