UW-Milwaukee athletic director resigns

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has resigned.

Rick Costello

In a university statement Monday, UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell calls Rick Costello a ``hard-working, dedicated professional.''

Lovell says the change in leadership will not affect the school's commitment to a strong Division 1 program.

Costello was named athletic director in December 2010. His resignation comes as university officials conduct a review of the athletic department. Costello says he's enjoyed his time at UWM and wishes everyone well.

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