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Division III Athletics Direct Report Institute

NCAA Division III is pleased to offer the fourth annual Athletics Direct Report (ADR) Institute at the 2019 NCAA Convention in Orlando.  The purpose of the program is to engage Division III ADRs in best practices to oversee and manage athletics departments and to improve the relationships between ADRs and their presidents, athletics directors and conference commissioners.  Program content will focus on enhancing the effectiveness of the ADR at the campus, conference and national levels. Institute session topics will include athletics budgeting; managing athletics personnel; student-athlete well-being; relationship building; conference office engagement; NCAA governance and philosophy; and NCAA committee service and resources. The two-day program includes both networking opportunities and interactive discussions with ADR peers and other expert presenters.  Each ADR participant will receive a registration fee waiver to the NCAA Convention to continue their professional development.

ADR Institute Objectives

Nomination Process:

The ADR Institute will accept up to 43 participants each year. All Division III ADRs, with at least one year of experience in the ADR role are eligible to attend. Nominations are accepted via Program Hub from conference commissioners, institutional presidents or chancellors, athletics directors, and athletics direct reports (self-nominations). Each multi-sport conference is guaranteed one participant per year, with remaining slots awarded to nominations made by presidents and chancellors, athletics directors, and athletics direct reports.

Nomination and Selection Timing:

June 15 Solicitation for nominations sent to presidents and chancellors, conference commissioners, athletics directors, and athletics direct reports.
August 31 Deadline for nominations.
September 7 Announcement of selected participants.

For questions about the ADR Institute, please contact Leah Kareti, Division III contractor