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Chancellors and Presidents Engagement Program

The NCAA Chancellors and Presidents Engagement Program is available to all current NCAA chancellors and presidents and provides valuable information, resources and information on how to advocate for student-athlete success. First-time and transitioning chancellors and presidents will also be engaged by national office staff during their inaugural year to establish lines of communication and encourage participation in at least one engagement opportunity.

Engagement opportunities

Engagement opportunities provide an overview of the NCAA, touch on Association-wide and Division-specific information and educate about current issues facing intercollegiate athletics. Chancellors and presidents are encouraged to utilize these opportunities to better acquaint themselves with the Association. Options include, but are not limited to:

  • Visits customized to the chancellor or president’s needs may be conducted either on campus or the NCAA national office
  • The national office will host a training session at the annual NCAA Convention
  • The national office will host customized seminars, training sessions or receptions at conference meetings or in conjunction with other national programming
  • Phone calls with a peer, presidential mentor or other key contact
  • Videoconferences

Educational topics

Topics to be discussed during the engagement opportunities may include:

  • Exposure to NCAA national office departments and resources including: administrative services; championships and alliances; communications; education and community engagement; executive; law, policy and governance; and regulatory affairs (See Resources for the Chancellors and Presidents Engagement Program for more information.)
  • How peer presidential mentors and NCAA staff ambassadors may be contacted to discuss hot topics currently facing the institution
  • NCAA committee opportunities and best ways to engage committees
  • Best practices for effective engagement with conference offices and commissioners
  • Programming and education from the NCAA office of inclusion to support and sustain a diverse and inclusive culture across all dimensions
  • Ways the NCAA Sport Science Institute is devoted to research, education, collaboration, policy development and best practice guidelines that will benefit the safety, excellence and wellness of the college athlete

Contact us

For additional information about the program, or to schedule an engagement opportunity, please contact Sarah Sadowski, coordinator of leadership development, at ssadowski@ncaa.org or 317-917-6714 or Nicole Jameson, coordinator of leadership development, at njameson@ncaa.org or 317-917-6315.