With the larger university entering into a presidential search to replace Michael H. Schill, the Oregon athletic department is locking down its leader for the foreseeable future.

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens is set to receive a five-year contract extension to remain with the Ducks through June 2030. The extension is pending approval by the university’s board of trustees.

The board of trustees is set to meet on Tuesday, where they are expected to approve the extension. According to a public agenda posted on Monday, Mullens’ compensation will increase from a base salary of $830,058 with performance and retention bonuses to  $980,000 annually with the same bonuses.

Mullens is entering his 13th season leading the athletic department. The increase will make him the 11th highest paid athletic director nationally and the third highest in the Pac-12, according to the posted agenda, citing 2021 market data.

The resolution includes language justifying the extension: “Mullens has continually helped elevate the university’s department of intercollegiate athletics to be one of the premier intercollegiate athletic programs in the country.”

Mullens will be due retention bonuses of $300,000 for each of the next two years, $1 million in Year 3 of the new deal, then $300,000 each of the following four years, and $500,000 in the final year of the extension. Under the terms of the new contract, if the university were to fire Mullens without cause, his buyout would be all of his remaining base salary plus 80% of his cumulative remaining retention bonuses, so long as the termination occurred after July 1, 2023.