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Board of Governors to seek feedback for strategic plan

Association enlists services of consulting firm in effort to create long-range strategies

The NCAA’s top governing board soon will be seeking membership feedback as part of the process to refresh the Association’s strategic plan. The Board of Governors has enlisted the services of Attain LLC, a consulting firm, to help create an actionable, long-range plan that solidifies the direction and priorities for the Association.

“Higher education and college sports are dynamic, ever-changing environments,” said Glen Jones, president of Henderson State and chair of the board’s Strategic Planning Working Group. “The strategic planning process will allow us to assess the current landscape and develop a five- to 10-year blueprint for enhancing the student-athlete experience and the role college sports plays within the mission of higher education.”

The membership working group will work with Attain to gather feedback from presidents, commissioners, athletics directors, student-athletes, coaches, faculty athletics representatives, senior woman administrators, athletics health care administrators and others to help inform the effort. These insights will be collected through interviews, focus groups and surveys this fall.

“The NCAA strategic planning initiative affects the broad spectrum of members and constituents both within and outside of the Association,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “Because the NCAA is a member-led organization, insights from members are critical to this process. As a result, we will be reaching out across the NCAA’s 1,100-member campuses to gather individual perspectives that will help shape our direction.”

After the collection of feedback, the working group will begin drafting the plan. The Board of Governors is targeting summer 2019 for the final strategic plan.

NCAA Strategic Planning Working Group Roster

Jeffrey Docking
Adrian College
Sharon L. Gaber
University of Toledo
Connie J. Gores
Southwest Minnesota State University
Dianne F. Harrison
California State University, Northridge
Nathan O. Hatch
Wake Forest University
Sue Henderson
New Jersey City University
Glen Jones, chair
Henderson State University
Taylor Ricci
Former women’s gymnastics student-athlete
Oregon State University
NCAA Board of Governors Student-Athlete Engagement Committee chair
Nayef Samhat
Wofford College
Steven A. Scott
Pittsburg State University