University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) athletics director Chris Peterson is retiring after 13 months at the helm of the university’s athletics department.
UAPB announced on Monday, Feb. 15 that Peterson would be stepping down, with senior associate athletics director Chris Robinson named interim athletics director, starting Feb. 16.
“Please join me in thanking AD Peterson for this service to the university,” Chancellor Laurence Alexander said in a statement. “I’ve expressed my gratitude to him for his leadership of athletics during the past year. He started just as we all were learning about the coronavirus pandemic, but he worked diligently to advance the department and to support the health and well-being of our student-athletes during one of our most difficult periods in history.”
Peterson was hired as the athletics director in January 2020, starting the job on January 23. Prior to joining UAPB, Peterson served as the athletics director at UA Little Rock for 14 years before resigning in 2014.
According to the university, a search will be launched to determine Peterson’s successor.
Robinson previously served as interim athletics director for one year and served as the Office of Recruitment director for six years.
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