TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa has hired Ross Parmley as athletic director after serving in the role on an interim basis for the past three months.

University President Steadman Upham announced Thursday that Parmley would take over the role vacated when Bubba Cunningham left to become the AD at North Carolina.

Upham says Parmley has demonstrated his ability as a leader and administrator in several different roles at Tulsa.

He first served as director of football operations starting in 2005, then was the school’s associate athletic director for operations administration for four years. He became deputy athletic director a month before Cunningham left in mid-October.