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