(WSCR)  DePaul University announced today athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto has signed a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2016-17 academic year.

Ponsetto is in her 38th year as a member of the DePaul athletics family as a student-athlete, coach and administrator.

“Jean Lenti Ponsetto is among the most respected athletics directors in the United States,” said DePaul President Fr. Dennis H. Holtschneider. “The NCAA, the BIG EAST and other athletic conferences turn to her constantly for advice and counsel. ESPN, CBS and other networks turn to her to understand developments in collegiate athletics and recently she received the Trailblazer Award by NACWAA from her peers.”

Ponsetto has been in her current position since 2002.



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