TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Ron Prettyman is staying on as Indiana State University's athletic director, university officials announced.
Prettyman had been a finalist in the search for a new athletic director at California State University at San Luis Obispo, but told Indiana State President Dan Bradley on Friday he would be remaining with the Sycamores.
"Ron has done a tremendous job guiding Indiana State's intercollegiate athletics programs for the past six years. I am pleased that he has decided to stay and help ensure that the success that has been so evident in many areas will continue," Bradley said. "We'd like to see Ron finish out his career at ISU."
Prettyman said he is "thrilled that I will be staying at Indiana State. I am blessed to have my daughter and son and their families in Terre Haute. I am fortunate to work for President Bradley and a Board of Trustees that understand the value of a quality athletics department in a quality university. We have the best team of coaches and staff that I could ever want. Things are going very well in Sycamore Athletics, and I am very excited to be a part of it."
A California native, Prettyman took over the reins of Indiana State's intercollegiate athletics programs in 2005. He previously served as athletic director at California State University-Dominguez Hills and at Vanguard University.
He holds a bachelor's degree in health, physical education and recreation from Vanguard and a master's degree in education from California State University-Stanislaus.