North Carolina Director of Athletics Lawrence R. (Bubba) Cunningham has signed a new six-year contract, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced on Friday.

“I deeply appreciate Bubba’s commitment, day-in and day-out, to our student-athletes, coaches and university,” Folt said of Cunningham, who has held the position at UNC since 2011. “He is a key member of my executive team, and his dedication to the student-athlete experience, both on and off the field, is just one example of why he is such an important leader in the field of colle