May 24th, 2004 @ 8:58 am | Author: Viking Sports Staff
Valley City, ND – Valley City State University President Dr. Ellen Chaffee is pleased to announce that Doug Peters has been named the Athletic Director for the Vikings. Peters will begin his duties on July 1 and will replace Don Bauer, who is retiring after serving as the VCSU athletic director for nine years.
“Only an exceptional person can step into the footsteps of legendary athletic directors like W.E. Osmon and Don Bauer. Doug brings unique strengths and uncommon vision to the position, and I am predicting great things for the "Peters years," as well” stated Chaffee.
Peters is currently the Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics at Bemidji State University. Prior to his current position, he served in several capacities in both the Bemidji State athletic department and the Bemidji State Foundation Office.
A native of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Peters earned degrees in physical education and business management and his master’s degree in physical education at Bemidji State.
At VCSU, Peters will lead an Athletic Department, separate from the Health and Physical Education Division for the first time in university history. Peters is anxious to start his new duties.
"I am extremely proud to be part of the VCSU family. The excitement and enthusiasm I have encountered on campus and in the community give me a great feeling," Peters commented.
Peters also stated the commitment to Viking Athletics is prevailing. "I spent extensive time with President Chaffee and the coaches during the interview process and I was impressed. The passion for the university and the athletic program that I encountered was the deciding factor in my decision.”
Peters and his wife Jennifer, have two daughters, Haley and Ally. They are all excited and anxious about their move to Valley City. “July 1st can't come quick enough,” stated Peters.
A media community social for Mr. Peters is scheduled for 4:00 pm on Friday, June 4 at the Valley City Town and Country Club.