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Louise McCleary named interim vice president of Division III

McCleary will assume the role of division lead Feb. 1 after the retirement of Dan Dutcher

Louise McCleary, an integral part of Division III with more than two decades of administration experience within the division, will assume the role of NCAA interim vice president of Division III governance Feb. 1.

McCleary, currently managing director of Division III, will serve as the Association’s lead for Division III and report to NCAA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer Donald Remy upon the retirement of current Vice President Dan Dutcher at the end of this month.

“With over eight years at the NCAA and 15 years on campus as a Division III athletics administrator, Louise is well prepared for this leadership challenge,” Remy said.

McCleary joined the Association in 2012 as the director of Division III before being promoted to managing director of Division III in September 2017. McCleary had been the athletics director at Elms since 2002 after spending time at Vassar, first as an associate athletics director and then as interim athletics director in 2001-02.

McCleary has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and American studies from Wellesley and a master’s in sport management from Massachusetts.

As interim vice president, McCleary will undertake all responsibilities of the position, including serving the division’s membership, managing the Division III staff and joining the President’s Cabinet. She will serve in this interim role through August.