AUSTIN (KXAN) — The big announcement from the 40 acres last week was the return of Vince Young, who will be working for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
The former NFL quarterback’s position will help raise money to support programs targeting first-generation and low-income college students.
KXAN’s Shannon Wolfson sat down with Young on Monday to talk about his new job and his future. You can watch the interview in the video above.
Getting the job
The University of Texas created the role specifically for Young. He didn’t compete with others for the job — instead the school directly hired him, which required approval from UT’s human resources department. He also did not have to fill out an application or submit a resume.
He was interviewed by the head of the Division of Diversity and Community Excellence and another department official. Those officials say hires like this one are rare and unique.
A university spokesperson said he will earn $100,000 annually.