The NCAA enforcement program strives to maintain a level playing field for the more than 400,000 student-athletes. Commitment to fair play is a bedrock principle of the NCAA. The NCAA upholds that principle by enforcing membership-created rules that ensure equitable competition and protect the well-being of student-athletes at all member institutions.
The five infractions appeals committee members are appointed from the general public (one member) and the NCAA membership. Members serve three-year terms, up to nine years.
W. Anthony Jenkins, Dickinson Wright - A Detroit attorney who holds degrees from both Harvard and Princeton, Jenkins practices corporate, real estate and development law. He also serves as his firm’s Chief Diversity Officer. His term ends in September 2014, and he is eligible for reappointment.
Susan Lipnickey, Miami (Ohio) – Lipnickey is a health studies professor and the faculty athletics representative at Miami (Ohio). She earned her PhD at Ohio State and also serves on the NCAA’s Leadership Council. Her term expires in September 2012, and she is eligible for reappointment.
Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Texas – Ohlendorf is vice-president of institutional relations and legal at Texas. She began her career at the institution in 1971. She holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Texas. Her term expires in September 2012, and she is eligible for reappointment.
David Williams II, Vanderbilt – Williams is vice chancellor for university affairs and Athletics & Athletic Director. He is also a law professor at Vanderbilt. He teaches tax and sports law as well as law and education courses. He holds degrees from Northern Michigan, Detroit and New York University. His term expires in September 2011, and he is eligible for reappointment.
Jack H. Friedenthal, George Washington – A former Committee on Infractions member, Friedenthal is law professor and faculty athletics representative at George Washington. He holds degrees from Stanford and Harvard. His term expires in September 2011, and he is eligible for reappointment.Last Updated: Apr 26, 2013