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Peter Roby to step down as Northeastern AD in 2018

Peter Roby.
Peter Roby.Jon Chase/globe file/Jon Chase photo

After more than a decade of service to the university, Northeastern athletic director Peter Roby announced his intention to retire in June 2018.

“Being associated with Northeastern University for the past 15 years has been one of the greatest honors of my professional career,” Roby said in a statement.

Prior to his appointment as athletic director, Roby, 59, served as the school’s Associate Athletic Director for Student Welfare.

“In my 10 years as the director of athletics and recreation, we’ve built a culture of student-athletes and staff who embrace our core values on a daily basis and who have proven that they can succeed at the highest levels both competitively and in the classroom,” he said.


In 2016, the women’s hockey team earned its first-ever NCAA tournament berth, and in 2015, the men’s basketball team earned its first NCAA bid since 1991.

Overall, Northeastern teams won 17 postseason conference championships, two women’s Beanpots, and eight New England championships in track and field during Roby’s tenure. Fifteen teams reached their respective NCAA tournaments.

“I am looking forward to the next year and to seeing our teams continue to take Northeastern to new heights,” said Roby.