Greenspan prepares to leave IU

Outgoing Indiana University Athletic Director Rick Greenspan made his final presentation to the school’s board of trustees Friday morning, saying successor Fred Glass inherits a number of building projects well on their way to completion.

Greenspan thanked the Trustees for their support of his time at I.U., and said afterward he’s a little sad to wrap up each of his responsibilities.  One item which Greenspan joked would come within a month of his departure is a multi-million dollar gift of property which is slated to provide the final half of funding for the school’s new baseball stadium north of Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium.  Greenspan says he’ll watch I.U. from afar and remain a fan of the school, but says he doesn’t plan to stay in Bloomington much past the first of the year…

“We’ve got some things still to finish up in the next couple weeks and some people we want to spend some time with,” Greenspan says. “But then in January my wife and I have got some plans and some future employment ideas.”  Greenspan declined to elaborate on what those plans might entail or where his next job will take him.

Greenspan presented a plan to the Trustees which also includes changing the location of the school’s new softball field from a space across the street from the baseball stadium to a space directly south of it.  The baseball stadium itself has also been set back from the highway it abuts, in order to protect passing cars from the danger of home run balls.

Stan Jastrzebski

WFIU/WTIU News Senior Editor Stan Jastrzebski spent time as a reporter with WGN Radio in Chicago and as an editor at Network Indiana, an Indianapolis news service. Stan is the winner of awards from the Associated Press, the RTDNA, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He hosts WFIU's Ask the Mayor and anchors WTIU's InFocus.

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