Alcorn names LLJuna Weir interim athletic director

Alcorn State, Miss. (June 26, 2014) – Alcorn President Alfred Rankins Jr. announced today the appointment of LLJuna Weir, associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator, as the interim director of intercollegiate athletics, effective July 1.

Rankins describes Weir as a leader who understands the day-to-day operations of Alcorn athletics and has established positive working relationships with coaches, staff and students.

I am grateful for another opportunity to serve Alcorn, said Weir as she discussed plans to continually advocate for student-athletes and positively position the athletic program.

“I believe in Alcorn athletics,” said Weir as she highlighted the strength of collaboration. “Working together, we can and will accomplish more. I believe in the power of members of the athletic family—our athletes, coaches, employees, student workers and alumni.”

Weir began her career at Alcorn 16 years ago and currently has oversight for Alcorn’s 17-sport athletic programs.

She is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA). Weir earned both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Alcorn. She is married to Dante Weir and they have two children, Jonathan and Danyel.

The University is accepting applications for a permanent athletic director online until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For consideration, interested applicants should apply early and online at


Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation, and world.

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