Fresno State’s athletic director quits
November 6, 2017
• Jim Bartko cites “personal reasons” for abrupt resignation
• “Jim Bartko focused on charting a new direction for Fresno State’s athletics program”
Jim Bartko, who has been Fresno State’s director of athletics since January 2015, quit Monday, stating personal reasons, University President Joseph Castro says.
“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. He engaged new supporters across the region and increased involvement in advancing our program,” Mr. Castro says.
The Fresno State intercollegiate department serves over 425 student-athletes in 21 sports.
Mr. Castro has appointed Steve Robertello as interim director of athletics.