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Committee Vacancies

Updated June 21, 2021

Note: To be eligible to serve on a divisional cabinet or committee, or as a divisional representative on an Association-wide or common committee, an individual must be salaried on a regular basis by an institution or conference in the same division and perform a regular staff function representing at least 50 percent of the normal workload for a staff member at that institution or conference, unless otherwise specified.

The NCAA is soliciting nominations for the following committee vacancies. Individuals with regional advisory committee (RAC) experience are encouraged to submit nominations for sports committees with RACs:

Division I

For information about the responsibilities of the committee, please contact the staff contact for each respective committee. For questions about the nomination process, please contact Jen Roe.

      Deadline: June 21, 2021

      • NCAA Walter Byers Committee – staff contact: Lori Thomas. One July 1 2021 vacancy; appointee must be Division I Subdivision.  
      • NCAA Division I Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee – staff contact: Ashley Thornburg. One July 1 2021 vacancy; appointee can be from any subdivision.  The following conferences are currently represented (or will be represented) and therefore not eligible for consideration: Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Conference USA, Pac-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference, Southern Conference, Western Athletic Conference.
      • Division I Football Competition Committee – staff contact: Ty HalpinOne July 1 2021 vacancy, one non-voting member who is a current football student-athlete. (Please use the Non-SAAC nomination form for student-athlete nominations. Conferences currently represented may submit student-athlete nominations.)

      Deadline July 12, 2021

      January 2022 Vacancies:

      • Division I Initial-Eligibility Waivers Committee – staff contact: Libby Padgitt. Four January 2022 vacancies. The NCAA is seeking one campus administrator with experience supporting students with education-impacting disabilities (e.g., academic support services) for the education-impacting disability subcommittee (the following conferences are currently represented on this subcommittee and not eligible for this vacancy: Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference, Big Ten Conference, Southeastern Conference and Sun Belt Conference); and three campus administrators with initial-eligibility certification experience for the core course and GPA/transcript change subcommittees. Please designate on the nomination form (in the qualification statement) the specific subcommittee the individual is being nominated for. The following conferences are currently represented on core course subcommittee and not eligible for this vacancy: Atlantic 10 Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten Conference. The following conferences are currently represented on the GPA/transcript change subcommittee and are not eligible for this vacancy:  American Athletic Conference, Big West Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Patriot League and Southeastern Conference. The deadline for these vacancies is July 12, 2021.
      • NCAA Student Records Review Committee – staff contact: Libby Padgitt. One January 2022 vacancy, at-large member, individual can be from a Division I or Division II institution or conference office. The following Division I conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for this vacancy: Atlantic 10 Conference and Big Sky Conference. The following Division II conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for this vacancy: Lone Star Conference and Sunshine State Conference.
      • NCAA Honors Committee – staff contact: Stacey Preston. Two January 2022 vacancies, one individual must be from FCS and the other must be from Division I subdivision. 

      Deadline July 14, 2021

      • Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee – staff contact: Binh Nguyen. One July 1, vacancy, appointee should be a director of athletics or conference commissioner. One immediate non-voting vacancy, appointee must be a current women’s basketball student-athlete. The appointee should meet the following requirements: (1) highly recruited; (2) receiving athletic aid; (3) major contributor; (4) has NCAA Championship experience; and (5) has more than one season of competition remaining. (Please use the Non-SAAC nomination form for student-athlete nominations. Conferences currently represented may submit student-athlete nominations.) The following conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for the administrator vacancy:  Big East Conference, Conference USA, Metro Atlantic Athletic Association, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West Conference, Northeast Conference, Pac-12 Conference, Patriot League, Southeastern Conference, Southern Conference, Western Athletic Conference.
      • NCAA Board of Governors Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity –  staff contact:  Amy Wilson. One immediate vacancy; appointee needs to be a current president or chancellor. The following conferences are currently represented on the committee and therefore not eligible for this vacancy: Big 10 Conference and Horizon League.
      • NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics – staff contact: Amy Wilson. One immediate vacancy; any subdivision. The following conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for consideration: Atlantic 10 Conference, Big Sky Conference, Northeast Conference, Southeastern Conference.
      • NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee – staff contact: Ty Halpin. One immediate vacancy; any subdivision, appointee must be a coach. The following conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for consideration: American East Conference, Patriot League, Summit League.

      Division I nominations must be submitted by a Division I conference. Contact your conference if you are interested in being considered for any Division I committee vacancy.

      Division II

      For information about the responsibilities of the committee, please contact the staff contact for each respective committee. For questions about the nomination process, please contact Jen Roe.

      Deadline: June 21, 2021

      • NCAA Division II Championships Committee – staff contact: Morgan DeSpain. One September 1 vacancy, due to the upcoming resignation of Dick Christy.  The following conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for this vacancy:  California Collegiate Athletic Conference, Conference Carolinas, East Coast Conference, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Gulf South Conference, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Mountain East Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Sunshine State Conference.
      • NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Committee  – staff contact: Morgan DeSpain. One September 1 vacancy, appointee must be female, an administrator, from the South region.
      • NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee – staff contact: Eric BreeceOne immediate vacancy, due to the resignation of Robert Cincotta, appointee must be a coach from the Northeast Region.

      Deadline: July 12, 2021

      • NCAA Board of Governors Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity –  staff contact:  Amy Wilson. One September 2021 vacancy; appointee needs to be a current president or chancellor.  The following conference is currently represented on the committee and therefore not eligible for this vacancy: California Collegiate Athletic Association.
      • NCAA International Student Records Committee – staff contact: Alyson Grady. One immediate vacancy, due to the resignation of Ricco Righetti, appointee should have experience in reviewing initial-eligibility standards for international student-athletes. The following Division II conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for this vacancy: Great Midwest Athletic Conference and Sunshine State Conference
      • NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee – staff contact: Ty Halpin. One immediate vacancy, due to the resignation of Matt Curley, appointee can be a coach or administrator.
      • NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse Committee  – staff contact: Caleb KolbyOne immediate vacancy, due to the resignation of Katrin Wolfe, appointee can be a coach or administrator from the Atlantic region.
      • NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Rules Committee  – staff contact: Ben Brownlee. One immediate vacancy, due to the resignation of James Graves, appointee can be a coach or administrator.  The following conference is currently represented and therefore not eligible for this vacancy: Northern Sun Intercollegiate.
      • NCAA Student Records Review Committee – staff contact: Libby Padgitt One January 2022 vacancy, at-large member, individual can be from a Division I or Division II institution or conference office. The following Division I conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for this vacancy: Atlantic 10 Conference and Big Sky Conference. The following Division II conferences are currently represented and therefore not eligible for this vacancy: Lone Star Conference and Sunshine State Conference. 

      Nomination form: https://web1.ncaa.org/committees/loginPage
      (The nomination form must be completed within (1) hour or the system will generate an error message)

      Please note: This past spring, the NCAA Division II Management Council approved a change to the timeframe a nomination for a NCAA committee vacancy would stay active. Previously, the nomination would remain active for 18-months. New nominations will now remain active for one year. Any previous nominations that are in the system will expire based on their original submission dates.

       

      Division III

      For information about the responsibilities of the committee, please contact the staff contact for each respective committee. For questions about the nomination process, please contact Jen Roe.

      Deadline: July 2, 2021

      • Division III Management Council – staff contact: Louise McCleary. Four vacancies. One CEO, one FAR, one must be male, one must be an ethnic minority. Per Bylaw 4.8.1 – Composition – The Management Council shall be comprised of chancellors or presidents, athletics direct reports (non-presidents or chancellors with oversight of intercollegiate athletics), faculty athletics representatives, directors of athletics, senior woman administrators, conference representatives and student-athletes from the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The following conferences are currently represented on the Council and are therefore not eligible for consideration: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, American Southwest Conference, Atlantic East Conference, Centennial Conference, City University of New York Athletic, Commonwealth Coast Conference, Heartland Collegiate Athletic, Liberty League, Little East Conference, Middle Atlantic Conferences, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, New England Small College Athletic Conference, Ohio Athletic Conference, Presidents’ Athletic Conference, State University of New York Athletic Conference, Southern Athletic Association, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
      • Division III Championships Committee – staff contact: Laura Peterson-Mlynski. One vacancy, Region I, no other restrictions. The following conferences are currently represented on the committee and are therefore not eligible for consideration: American Southwest Conference, Commonwealth Coast Conference, Empire 8 Conference, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, New England Small College Athletic Conference, Ohio Athletic Conference, USA South Athletic Conference, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
      • Division III Financial Aid Committee – staff contact: Eric HartungOne vacancy, appointee must be male.  No other restrictions. The following conferences are currently represented on the committee and are therefore not eligible for consideration: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, Centennial Conference, City University of New York Athletic Conference, Little East Conference,  Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Middle Atlantic Conferences, New England Small College Athletic Conference, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, North Coast Athletic Conference, USA South Athletic Conference.
      • Division III Interpretations and Legislation Committee – staff contact: Jeff MyersTwo vacancies. Appointees must be female. The following conferences are currently represented and are therefore not eligible for consideration: American Southwest Conference, Colonial States Athletic Conference, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, State University of New York Athletic Conference, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, University Athletic Association, Upper Midwest Conference.
      • Division III Membership Committee – staff contact: Eric Hartung. One vacancy. No other restrictions. The following conferences are currently represented on the committee and are therefore not eligible for consideration: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, Independents, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, Midwest Conference, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, North Coast Athletic Conference, North Eastern Athletic Conference, Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Skyline Conference, Upper Midwest Conference.
      • Division III Nominating Committee – staff contact:  Jen RoeOne vacancy. Appointee must be a faculty athletic representative. The following conferences are currently represented on the committee and are therefore not eligible for consideration: American Southwest Conference, College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, Colonial States Conference, Little East Conference, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, North Eastern Athletic Conference, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
      • Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee – staff contact: Louise McCleary. One January 2022 at-large vacancy. Must be a conference administrator. The following conferences are currently represented on the committee and are therefore not eligible for consideration: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, Commonwealth Coast Conference, Little East Conference, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, Middle Atlantic Conferences, New England Small College Athletic Conference, Northwest Conference, Old Dominion Athletic Conference, State University of New York Athletic Conference, USA South Athletic Conference, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
      • NCAA Division III Baseball Committee –  staff contact: J.P. WilliamsOne September 2021 vacancy; New Region III; coaches or administrators. Region III: Empire 8, Liberty League, Skyline, SUNYAC.
      • NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Committee – staff contact: Aaron King. One September 2021 vacancy; West region; Northern Collegiate Hockey Association or Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; administrator.
      • NCAA Division III Women’s Rowing Committee – staff contact: Michelle Watsky. One September 2021 vacancy; Any region except for New York region; coach or administrator. The following conferences are currently represented and are not eligible for this vacancy:  Liberty League; New England Small College Athletic Conference; New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference; New Jersey Athletic Conference; Northwest Conference; Skyline.
      • NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Committee – staff contact: Kevin Alcox.  One September 2021 vacancy; New Regions III; must be administrator. Region III: Empire 8; Liberty League, Skyline, SUNYAC, University of Rochester.
      • NCAA Division III Softball Committee – staff contact: Paige NewmanOne September 2021 vacancy; New Region I, coach or administrator. Region I: GNAC, North Atlantic, NESCAC, NECC.

      Deadline: July 9, 2021

      Nomination form: https://web1.ncaa.org/committees/loginPage
      (The nomination form must be completed within (1) hour or the system will generate an error message)

      Please note: This past spring,  the NCAA Division III Management Council approved a change to the timeframe a nomination for a NCAA committee vacancy would stay active. Previously, the nomination would remain active for two years. New nominations will now remain active for one year. Any previous nominations that are in the system will expire based on their original submission dates.