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Less than a year after being tasked with the arduous job of trying to make sense of the books in the UNM Athletics Department after years of deficits and questionable budgetary practices led to multiple audits and the ongoing oversight of the state’s Higher Education Department, Rob Robinson is heading back home to Tennessee.
Robinson, who started as Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Financial Officer on Jan. 3, will be leaving UNM in the next month to join a law firm in his home state, Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez told the Journal on Monday afternoon. He has a law degree from the University of Tennessee.
“I have long aspired to put my law degree into practice,” Robinson said in an emailed news release sent to media at 7 p.m. Monday. “The opportunity that presented itself back in Tennessee was one I just couldn’t pass up.”