LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – Kansas Athletics has hired Travis Goff as its new Director of Athletics.

Goff will begin his new role immediately. He previously served as the deputy director of athletics and assistant vice president at Northwestern University. Before that, he served as associate athletics director for external affairs at Tulane University.

He’s a Dodge City, Kansas native, and is a 2002 graduate from the University of Kansas. During his time at KU, he worked in athletics development.

Goff will take over the position after former Athletic Director Jeff Long resigned. After sexual misconduct allegations from a previous job surfaced against KU Head Football Coach Les Miles and he parted ways with KU, Long said he and Chancellor Douglas Girod met on March 9 and agreed it was in the best interest of the student-athletes and program for Long to step down as well.