CHICAGO — DePaul has hired DeWayne Peevy as its athletic director to replace the retiring Jean Lenti Ponsetto.

Peevy, previously the deputy athletic director at Kentucky, will be introduced on Tuesday. He spent 12 years at Kentucky, where he began in media relations and recently served as administrator for the men’s basketball program, among other duties. Peevy also oversaw the department’s fundraising and helped secure substantial gifts toward the building of a new football training facility and other projects.

Peevy also worked eight years at the Southeastern Conference, including four as media director of the men’s basketball tournament.

In a statement, DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban called Peevy “a visionary leader.”

“I knew immediately that his integrity and passion combined with his impressive collegiate athletics experience would elevate DePaul and its student-athletes to even higher levels,” Estaben said.

Peevy takes over on Sept. 1 for Pensetto, who announced her retirement in June after 18 years in the position and 45 at the school.

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