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Domino’s CEO and chairman David Brandon, a former University Regent and Michigan Football player, will be introduced as the University’s new athletic director tomorrow, according to a report published by the Detroit News.

Brandon will replace current Athletic Director Bill Martin when he steps down on Sept. 4. Martin announced his retirement in October after serving in the position since 2000.

Brandon’s deep ties to the University extend beyond his football playing days and his work as a University Regent. He also spearheaded the campaign to build the University’s new C.S. Mott’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital and renovate the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Though his appointment isn’t official yet, Brandon has been rumored as a front runner for the job since Martin first announced his retirement in late October.

Asked whether he had any interest in the position on Oct. 21 — the day Martin announced his retirement — Brandon would not confirm or deny he had an interest in the position.

“I am not campaigning for, against, involved or uninvolved,” Brandon told the Daily at the time. “I’m doing what I do for a living and that is, right now, running my Domino’s Pizza corporation, and that’s a job that I love very much.”

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