Indiana’s search for a new athletic director is over.

On Tuesday, IU President Michael McRobbie promoted longtime administrator Scott Dolson to the role of athletic director, replacing the retiring Fred Glass. Once confirmed at an IU Board of Trustees meeting in April, Dolson will begin his term prior to the start of the next academic year.

Since 2009, Dolson has served as second in command as IU’s deputy director of athletics. Under his guidance, Indiana saw increased attendance at its events, constructed and renovated a number of facilities, and revamped its multimedia agreements. The following buildings were either refurbished or built: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, the South Endzone at Memorial Stadium, Wilkinson Hall (wrestling and volleyball), Cook Hall, Bart Kaufman Field (baseball), and Andy Mohr Field (softball).

Dolson also plays a vital role in IU’s Varsity Club, which helps student-athletes’ academic and athletic journeys through fundraising efforts. Dolson joined the Varsity Club staff in 1989 and was named director in 2002. He has maintained his director position since, including after his appointment to deputy AD. Dolson knows a thing or two about student-athletes at Indiana; he was an IU basketball manager for four years, including head basketball manager his senior year, under coach Bob Knight.

Dolson graduated from Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in Management from the School of Public & Environmental Affairs. For more on Dolson’s hiring, read the official statement from the school, as well as President McRobbie, by clicking here.

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