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NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions Roster

Michael Adams
President Emeritus of Georgia

  • Most recently served as the chancellor of Pepperdine.
  • Served as president of Georgia from 1997 to 2013.
  • Previously served as vice president for university affairs at Pepperdine, was president at Centre and taught at Ohio State.
  • Earned degree from Lipscomb and M.A. and Ph.D. at Ohio State
  • Term 3 of 3 expires August 2020

Norman C. Bay
Attorney

  • Previously chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission after serving as director of the Office of Enforcement.
  • Before joining the FERC, was a law professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.
  • Spent more than a decade in the U.S. Department of Justice and was U.S. attorney for the District of New Mexico.
  • Earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and law degree from Harvard.
  • Serves as a public member of the committee.
  • Term 1 of 3 expires August 2020.

William Bock III
General Counsel for U.S. Anti-Doping Agency; Partner With Kroger, Gardis & Regas, LLP Law Firm

  • Responsible for USADA investigations and prosecution of anti-doping rule violations.
  • Strong background in investigations, arbitration, litigation, sports ethics and sports drug testing.
  • Arbitrator for International Swimming Federation.
  • Previously represented USADA, U.S. Olympic Committee, athletes and other sports clients.
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1989).
  • Serves as a public member of the committee.
  • Term 1 of 3 expires August 2019.

Carol Cartwright
President Emerita of Bowling Green and Kent State

  • Served as president of Kent State from 1991 to 2006 and president of Bowling Green from 2009 to 2011.
  • Served as the vice chancellor for academic affairs at UC Davis and dean for undergraduate programs and vice provost at Penn State.
  • Earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Pittsburgh and a B.S. at Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  • Term 2 of 3 expires August 2019.

Greg Christopher
Director of Athletics at Xavier; Chair of the Committee on Infractions with chair term expiring August 2020

  • Served as director of athletics at Bowling Green and associate athletics director for external relations at Purdue.
  • Former communications marketing analyst and former executive director of Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Earned degrees from Miami (Ohio). Term 3 of 3 expires August 2021.

Jody Conradt
Retired Head Women’s Basketball Coach; Special Assistant to Athletics at the University of Texas

  • Retired from coaching in 2007 after a career spanning 40 years, including induction into both the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from Baylor.
  • Term 1 of 3 expires August 2020.

Bobby Cremins
Former Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Appalachian State, Georgia Tech and College of Charleston

  • Retired in 2012. Earned degrees from South Carolina.
  • Basketball student-athlete at South Carolina.
  • Term 2 of 3 expires August 2019.

Alberto Gonzales
Dean and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law at Belmont; Former Attorney General of the United States

  • In addition to his service at the U.S. Department of Justice, served as White House counsel.
  • State service included serving as a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Secretary of State and general counsel to the Texas governor.
  • Before his government service, he was a partner at the Houston law firm of Vinson & Elkins.
  • Earned undergraduate degree from Rice and law degree from Harvard Law School.
  • Term 2 of 3 expires August 2020.

Thomas Hill
Senior Vice President Emeritus at Iowa State

  • Served as dean for student services at Florida, and assistant athletics director for student life at Tulane and Oklahoma.
  • Earned degrees from LIU Post and Arkansas State and Ph.D. from Florida.
  • Track student-athlete at Arkansas State.
  • Term 3 of 3 expires August 2021.

Jason Leonard
Executive Director of Athletics Compliance at Oklahoma

  • Responsible for the oversite of all daily athletics compliance operations and rules education efforts and serves as lead investigator on all rules violations investigations and reporting.
  • Previously worked as associate general counsel in Oklahoma’s legal department.
  • Earned undergraduate and law degrees from Oklahoma.
  • Term 1 of 3 expires August 2020.

Stephen A. Madva
Attorney

  • Retired chair and partner with the law firm Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP.
  • Was also appointed head of the board of trustees of the Philadelphia Prison System by Philadelphia’s then-mayor.
  • Served as chairman of the board of governors of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
  • Elected a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • Earned undergraduate degree from Yale and law degree from Pennsylvania.
  • Serves as a public member of the committee. Term 1 of 3 expires August 2019.

Joel Maturi
Former Director of Athletics at Minnesota

  • Served as assistant/associate athletics director at Wisconsin, director of athletics at Denver, director of athletics at Miami (Ohio) and director of athletics at Minnesota.
  • Earned degree from Notre Dame, completed his credits for a Master of Arts in teaching from Wisconsin and earned a Master of Educational Professional Development from Wisconsin-Platteville.
  • Term 2 of 3 expires August 2019.

Gary Miller
Chancellor at Wisconsin-Green Bay

  • Served as chancellor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
  • Was previously provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State and dean of the College of Pacific (arts and sciences) at Pacific.
  • Earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology from William & Mary and a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Mississippi State.
  • Term 2 of 3 expires August 2021.

Vince Nicastro
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the Big East Conference

  • Nearly 30 years of administrative experience in college sports.
  • Before joining the Big East, served as associate director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Study of Sports Law at Villanova.
  • Before his academic post, served as Villanova director of athletics for 15 years.
  • Earned degrees from Bloomsburg and Saint Joseph’s.
  • Term 1 of 3 expires August 2020.

Kay Norton
President Emerita of Northern Colorado

  • Served as founding chair of the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum, serving as the Big Sky Athletic Conference representative to the Forum and to its predecessor organization, the Presidential Advisory Group. 
  • Shepherded Northern Colorado through its transition from Division II to Division I and membership in the Big Sky. 
  • Served as a Northern Colorado board member and then as general counsel.
  • Practiced law for 22 years, primarily in an inhouse corporate counsel role. 
  • Graduate of Wellesley and of the Denver College of Law.
  • Term 1 of 3 will expire August 2021.

Joe Novak
Former head football coach at Northern Illinois

  • Was an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio), Illinois, Northern Illinois and Indiana.
  • Served as a member of the American Football Coaches Association board of trustees from 2005 to 2007.
  • Earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami (Ohio). Term 2 of 3 expires August 2020.

Larry Parkinson
Director, Office of Enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • Before joining the FERC, served as deputy assistant secretary for law enforcement, security and emergency management at the U.S. Department of the Interior, FBI general counsel and assistant U.S. attorney.
  • Earned undergraduate degree from Northern State and law degree from Harvard Law School.
  • Former wrestling student-athlete.
  • Serves as a public member of the committee. Term 2 of 3 expires August 2020.

Roderick Perry
Director of Athletics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

  • Has extensive collegiate experience in strategic planning, budget management, compliance, public relations and donor cultivation.
  • Before IUPUI, served in administrative posts at Wright State, Florida and Auburn.
  • Earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from Auburn and doctorate in educational leadership from Dayton.
  • Term 1 of 3 expires August 2020.

David RobertsAdministrator at Southern California; Vice chair of the Committee on Infractions with vice chair term expiring August 2020

Before joining Southern California, was a partner with Paul, Hastings, Janofsy & Walker in Los Angeles, and later was the founding and managing partner of Roberts, Raspe & Blanton LLP.

  • Practiced law as a litigator in complex commercial cases in Southern California for more than 30 years.
  • Earned undergraduate degree from UC Davis, where he was a Kodak Small College All-American football student-athlete, and law degree from Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.
  • Term 2 of 3 expires August 2021.

Gregory Sankey
Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference

  • Became the eighth commissioner of the Southeastern Conference in June 2015, after having served as the conference’s executive associate commissioner and chief operating officer.
  • Before joining the SEC, Sankey was commissioner of the Southland Conference for nearly seven years.
  • His career also included work on campus at Northwestern State and Utica.
  • Earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and a graduate degree from Syracuse.
  • Term 3 of 3 expires August 2019.

E. Thomas Sullivan
President of Vermont

  • Previously served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for Minnesota.
  • Served as dean of the Minnesota Law School and the Arizona College of Law and as associate dean at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Began his career in higher education as a faculty member at the Missouri.
  • Previously clerked for a federal judge, was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Attorney General’s Honors Program and was an antitrust litigator with Donovan, Leisure, Newton, and Irvine. 
  • Continues to serve as a consultant on antitrust, complex litigation, constitutional law, and Federal Court matters.
  • Graduated magna cum laude from law school at Indiana in 1973.
  • Term 1 of 3 will expire August 2021.

Sankar Suryanarayan
University Counsel, Princeton

  • Responsible for providing legal advice to Princeton’s clients in a variety of areas, including general litigation, employment (faculty and staff), student affairs, public safety and risk management, nondiscrimination/affirmative action, athletics and the art museum.
  • Actively involved in the National Association of College and University Attorneys and served on NACUA’s board of directors.
  • Earned undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania and law degree from Georgetown.
  • Term 2 of 3 expires August 2019.

Sarah K. Wake
Associate General Counsel and Associate Vice President for Equity at Northwestern

  • Served as associate provost, Title IX coordinator, ADA coordinator, and affirmative action officer at the University of Chicago and director of the office of equity and Title IX coordinator at Notre Dame. 
  • Was an attorney in the labor and employment group in the Chicago and New York offices of McGuireWoods LLP. 
  • Served as a law clerk for the United States Department of Justice. 
  • Undergraduate degree from Loyola Chicago in Political Science and International Studies and law degree from Notre Dame. 
  • Term 1 of 3 will expire August 2021.