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Rob Peterson
Position: Senior Associate AD-Internal
Hometown: Marquette, Mich.
Alma Mater: Northern Michigan
Graduating Year: 1992
Phone: (605) 688-6287
Email: Rob.Peterson@sdstate.edu

Rob Peterson joined the South Dakota State University staff in April 2000, as an assistant athletic director for internal operations. Now the senior associate athletic director for internal affairs, Peterson supervises the Jackrabbit athletic department internal operations, with a primary focus on the day-to-day operations of the department and new facility development.

Peterson also serves on a variety of university committees and task forces including campus planning and design, the university compliance team and the intercollegiate athletic board. He also plays an active role in the community, serving on the Swiftel Center Advisory Board and previously the visitors promotions committee.

Nationally, Peterson serves as a member of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships Committee and Selections Committee. He is also active within FCS Football attending the FCS summit meetings held annually at the national championships.

Peterson also serves as sports supervisor for football, equestrian, baseball, swimming and diving and track and cross country.

Before joining the SDSU staff, Peterson served as the coordinator of athletic facilities, events and projects for Fresno State University from 1997-2000. In this position, he supervised seven athletic venues and the game operations for 10 sports.

Prior to his time at Fresno State, Peterson served as assistant director of recreation - facilities and events at Northern Michigan University from 1995-97. This position provided him the opportunity to supervise events and operations for the Superior Dome on the campus of NMU. Peterson started his career at Northern Michigan as the director of sport clubs from 1994-95.

Peterson's collegiate education includes, a Bachelor of Science in physical education and health at NMU in 1992 and a Masters of Arts in sports administration from Central Michigan University in 1995. He also completed a collegiate marketing internship with NMU athletics and a professional sports operations internship with the Green Bay Packers, both in 1993.

A Marquette, Mich., native, Peterson lives in Brookings.