Assistant Athletics Director for Development
Chris Peacock serves as Assistant Athletic Director in the Office of Athletic Development. In this role, Chris is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors throughout the state of Illinois as well as in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. He also oversees the department's Gift-in-Kind and Fighting Illini Jet programs.
Chris joined the Illinois staff in July, 2003, as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance, before joining the UI Athletics Development staff in October, 2009. He came to Illinois from University of Toledo where he was Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Administrative Services from 1997-2003. He also served as Director of Compliance at Towson University from 1995-1997 and as Assistant Director of Compliance at the University of Cincinnati from 1994 -1995. From 1990-1993, he was an Account Executive with AT&T. Peacock earned his bachelor's degree in business from Miami University in 1990 and his master's in sports management at the University of Massachusetts in 1995.