Peter Baxter plans to retire in April.
He has served as Wilfrid Laurier University's director of Athletics and Recreation for over 23 years. During his time as director, Laurier teams won 45 Ontario University Athletics championships and 10 national championships.
“I want to thank Wilfrid Laurier University for the opportunity to lead the department and achieve my career goals at a university that understands that Athletics and Recreation are integrally connected to the educational mission of the university,” Baxter said in a news release.
“Laurier’s strength is its people and I have been fortunate to work with an exceptional team of staff, coaches, athletic therapists and partner professionals across campuses, who are dedicated to supporting students in their quest to being the best they can be – academically, athletically and as community citizens. The people I have met over my years at Laurier will always have a special place in my heart.”
The university says the search for new director of Athletics and Recreation will begin shortly.