Indiana University issued this open letter from IU athletic director Fred Glass today:
(Almost) Thanks for the Memories!
Dear Friend of IU Athletics,
I have advised President McRobbie that I will be retiring from Indiana University as of the end of this academic year, the University's Bicentennial Year.
It's time. This is an all-in, all-consuming role, and I've loved it, but I'm ready to step back and do something that keeps me closer to home with more time with my granddaughters and the rest of my family.
Together, we have rebuilt IU Athletics both culturally and physically. We have followed the rules. We are graduating our students at a record rate. Competitively, most of our programs are doing historically well, and the futures are bright for all of our sports. We are an athletic department nationally known for the holistic care and development of our students. We have had unprecedented success with fundraising and facility development. As a double IU alumnus, I have always tried to lead the Department the way you would if you had this amazing opportunity, and I trust these would also have been your priorities.
I thank all of the students, coaches, faculty, staff, donors, and fans who have made this such a wonderful experience for me, and especially President McRobbie for giving me this opportunity and being such an engaged and supportive leader.
I look forward to continuing to work with you through the end of the academic year. Thank you for all that you do for IU Athletics.
G. Frederick Glass, B.A. '81, J.D. '84
Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics