A new face is at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), heading up the university's athletics department.
Peyton Deterding was named the new director of athletics at UIS, pending approval by the board of trustees.
“I am so pleased that Peyton Deterding will be leading the UIS Prairie Stars as director of athletics,” said Chancellor Susan Koch. “Peyton brings more than 16 years of leadership in intercollegiate athletics to his new role at UIS, and his successful experience handling budgets, contracts and facilities along with glowing reviews of his collaboration with staff, coaches and community members were among the many strengths recognized by the search committee in their recommendation. I am confident he will build on the many recent achievements of our student-athletes to advance our young Division II program to even more success.”
For the past 12 years, Deterding served as the senior associate athletic director at Illinois State University.
Deterding will take over as UIS director of athletics on Dec. 9, if approved by the board of trustees.