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Robert Ricketts
Position: Associate AD/Facilities & Grounds
Hometown: Anderson, SC
Associate Athletic Director Robert Ricketts is in his 27th year with the athletic department and his 36th with the university. Ricketts was the athletic department's chief financial officer from 1985-2003. Although still involved in many aspects of athletic department finances, his primary focus has shifted to athletic facilities. He deals with new construction, renovations, and maintenance of facility and grounds. He also supervises event management.

Ricketts is an Anderson, SC native who spent nine years working for Clemson in auditing and accounting departments. During these nine years, one of his main duties was the audit for the athletic department. He worked in the University's financial management division in accounting control and payroll benefits between 1976 and 1977, then worked in the internal auditing division as an auditor between 1977 and 1980. In 1980, Ricketts was named audit supervisor, a position he held until February of 1985.

Ricketts earned an associate of arts degree from Anderson College in 1969, and a business administration degree from Erskine College in 1971. After his graduation from Erskine, he entered merchandise management with the J.C. Penny Company of Greenville and Anderson. He worked for that company from 1972-76, until he began his career with the University on May 28th, 1976.

Ricketts also completed the College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the College Athletic Business Managers' Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Ricketts and his wife, Kathey, have a son, Chesley, and a daughter, Lindsey.

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