Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs has announced that he will retire from his position with UNM effective June 30th, 201, ending an eleven-year tenure with the university.
Under Krebs, the Lobos have won 57 Mountain West Conference titles, while improving academic performance across all major sports at the school.
“Improving our academic performance was a major emphasis from day one, especially as it relates to graduation rates. The success we have had in dramatically improving our graduation rates is a testament to our coaches, the faculty and staff of the University, our team in the Student Success Center, and most importantly to the student-athletes themselves,” Krebs said in release via GoLobos.com
In addition to success on the field and in the classroom, Krebs spearheaded improvements to Dreamstyle Stadium (University Stadium) and Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit), and upgrades to the Lobo baseball and softball fields.
The announcement of his retirement comes in the midst of a probe in the use of state funds for a golf trip to Scotland for Krebs and other school boosters. According to a report in the Albuquerque Journal on Friday, Kreb’s decision to retire was made prior to the announcement of a probe into the alleged Scotland incident.
“I thank Paul Krebs for his outstanding leadership of UNM athletics,” Interim University of New Mexico President Dr. Chaouki Abdallah said via the school release.
“His tenure will go down as the most productive and successful in school history. Paul has tried to retire several times over the last year, and now I finally have reluctantly agreed to accept his retirement. Paul and Marjori have been very active in serving the University community, our city, and our state. I wish Paul the best in his retirement.”