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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.
 

Joyce McConnell

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at West Virginia

  • Served as dean of West Virginia University College of Law from 2008 to 2014; has been a faculty member at the college since 1995.
  • Former president of the West Virginia Bar Association, as well as a past president of three sections of the Association of American Law Schools.
  • Chair of the 2015 West Virginia University United Way Campaign; as dean, raised $36 million for A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University.
  • Currently serves as chair of the board of trustees of the Nature Conservancy in West Virginia and as a member of the board of governors for Antero Resources.
  • Term 1 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.
 

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 Roberts 

Special advisor to the president 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.
 

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.