The goals of the program are to provide:
- Valuable NCAA-related information to first-time chancellors and presidents to familiarize them with college athletics and the NCAA;
- Resources and information that may help first-time chancellors and presidents assert appropriate institutional control over their athletics programs; and
- An opportunity to emphasize the importance of presidential participation in the NCAA and garner support for the NCAA's advocacy and reform agenda.
Elements of the program.
Interested first-time chancellors and presidents at NCAA institutions may choose between participating in either a half-day on-campus visit or a two-hour educational session at the NCAA Convention. Both provide an overview of the NCAA, touch on association-wide and division specific information as well as current issues facing intercollegiate athletics. There is no cost to the first-time chancellors and presidents for participating in either program.
The NCAA provides each participant with a division specific “playbook.” The playbook contains information related to presidential oversight, athletics finances, student-athlete benefits, NCAA conducted studies, NCAA services, division-specific information and the NCAA's strategic plan.
For additional information about the Outreach Program for First-Time Chancellors and Presidents, or if you are a first-time chancellor or president at an NCAA member institution and are interested in the program, please contact Cari Klecka (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie Willett (email@example.com).