Get to know Interim Athletics Director Dr. James Rund in this short Q&A.
What is your favorite movie?
I loved Lincoln. I think it was the best movie in the past 20 years.
Past Sun Devil Athlete you wish you could have watched compete?
What is your favorite band?
Daft Punk, among many others.
Are you a good dancer? When was the last time you danced?
No, and I have no recollection of the last time I did.
Who has been the biggest influence on your professional career?
I have the greatest admiration for my boss, Dr. Michael Crow. He is a leader extraordinaire. Every day is a thrill to work for him.
If you could witness any event, past, present or future, what would it be?
I would like to see Sun Devil Athletics have the preeminent collegiate program in the US.
Name one thing about yourself that most people don’t know.
I play the saxophone.
If you could live during any time period what would it be?
Right now. No time like the present.
Where’s the most interesting place that you have interested?
All the parts of the world are interesting but there’s no better place than Arizona.
Who is your favorite pro athlete?
Any Arizona State University athlete that has played as a professional athlete.
What I know now that I wish I had known in college…
Almost everything that I know now I wish I had known in college.
What do you listen to on the way to work?
What is something that you have not done but are determined to do?
Live to be 100 years old…I’ve not yet done that, but I plan to.
What is your favorite holiday?
I love Christmas.
Describe yourself in three words:
Hard working, motivated and passionate.
If you could be on any game show which would you choose?
The Arizona State University college bowl.
What is your best childhood memory?
Growing up and spending time with my family.