Fresno State athletic director Jim Bartko resigns


Fresno State athletic director Jim Bartko has resigned his position, the university announced Monday.

He’s been with the university since 2015, and President Joseph Castro said in the announcement that he’s resigning for personal reasons.

“Jim Bartko focused on charting a new direction for Fresno State’s athletics program, and he took the lead in developing the vision for the Bulldog Stadium modernization project,” Castro said. “He engaged new supporters across the region and increased involvement in advancing our program.”

Steve Robertello was appointed interim director of athletics.

“Jim’s commitment to improving the student and fan experience has helped us recruit talented athletes and coaches,” Castro said. “We are appreciative of the groundwork he has laid for continued momentum and growth of Fresno State athletics.”

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