Outgoing Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass will receive quite the award once he ends his tenure with the school’s athletic department.
Monday, the school announced that Glass will receive the Indiana University President’s Medal for Excellence. Glass’s run as the IU athletic director will come to an end tomorrow.
The honor, according to IUHoosiers.com, is the highest honor the president of IU can bestow on an employee.
“Fred has been an outstanding athletics director for IU and is one of the very best in the Big Ten,” said Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie. “He assumed the role after what had been a tumultuous decade for IU Athletics. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to return his alma mater to its rightful place as one of the premier athletic departments in the country. He has elevated compliance to the highest level of priority, has continually underscored the importance of academics, and has been an outstandingly successful fundraiser.
“Moreover, he has been deeply committed to the holistic care and support of IU student athletes in all 24 sports, as is evidenced by the establishment of the IU Excellence Academy, his founding of the Athletic Director’s Council on Diversity and Inclusivity, and numerous other successful initiatives and programs.”
Glass took over as the athletic director at IU on Jan. 1, 2009. He has been responsible for hiring current head football coach Tom Allen and current head men’s basketball coach Archie Miller.
Scott Dolson will take over as the new athletic director at Indiana.