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Jon Palumbo, VCU's deputy director of athletics since October 2012, is set to become the athletics director at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi announced Wednesday that Palumbo is the sole finalist for its athletics director position.
"Islander Athletics is poised for great things, and I am humbled and excited to have the opportunity to join such a dedicated group of people," Palumbo said in a statement.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi competes in the Southland Conference.
During his time at VCU, Palumbo put together the financing plan for and oversaw construction of the Rams' $25 million Basketball Development Center.
He was also a lead negotiator of VCU's 10-year year Learfield Sports multimedia rights deal, which was announced in June 2015 and which guarantees the school $20 million.
Before VCU, Palumbo worked at Maryland, American University and William & Mary.
He earned his master's and bachelor's degrees from La Salle. He also played baseball there and was the team captain in 2001.
According to a release from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Palumbo's appointment is pending approval from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
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