Michigan State University Deputy Athletic Director Greg Ianni announced on Tuesday morning that he will retire from his post, effective next January 31st.

Ianni will stay on in an advisory role with the university until his contract expires next June 30th.

He joined the department in 1993, and was instrumental in buildings/facilities upgrades during his long tenure with the school.

MSU Athletic Director Bill Beekman lauded Ianni for his work with the school, saying

"On behalf of the entire Michigan State Athletic Department I'd like to thank Greg Ianni for his many years of service, He's provided outstanding leadership for the department, and has played an instrumental role in the construction and renovation of our first-class athletic facilities. We wish him, his wife Jamie and the entire Ianni family many years of happiness in their newest life chapter."

Greg is a 1975 graduate of MSU.  And both of his children, Allison and Anthony, are fellow Spartan graduates.