Bilsky to retire as athletic director

President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced that Director of Athletics Steve Bilsky will retire on June 30. Bilsky has made an indelible impact on the University across six decades, since his student days as a captain of a historic men’s basketball team through his nearly 20 years of distinguished leadership of Penn Athletics.

“For decades now, Steve Bilsky has lived and loved Penn Athletics, and the University has been incomparably the better for it,” Gutmann says. “The continuing success of so many of our teams and our student-athlete alumni speaks volumes to what Steve has achieved in his years at Penn. He has been one of the most distinguished and admired leaders of his profession and a wonderful ambassador for our institution.”

Penn will soon announce the formation of a consultative committee to advise on the selection of Bilsky’s successor.

Originally published on December 12, 2013