SIU holds meet & greet event with new athletic director

Southern Illinois University Carbondale officially introduced new athletic director Tim Leonard Tuesday evening.
Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 2:51 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2022 at 3:40 AM CDT
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University Carbondale officially introduced new Athletic Director Tim Leonard Tuesday evening, July 26.

SIU Chancellor Austin Lane presented Leonard with a Salukis jersey with his name and #1 on it at the introduction.

The meet and greet event was held in the Charles Helleny Pavilion of the Banterra Center.

Leonard is the university’s 16th director of intercollegiate athletics.

His first official day as SIU Athletic Director is Monday, August 1.

Leonard told Heartland Sports his first goal as the SIU AD is to get to know people in his new surroundings.

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