Governance

Board completes restructure of major governance bodies 

The Division I Board of Directors on Thursday finalized the new governance model, creating a group of presidential advisers who will provide counsel to the board on not only current issues but also the role of sports within higher education.

David Berst to retire

When former NCAA enforcement investigator Ron Stratten discovered he would have to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee in 1978, he was terrified.

Staffing changes at national office

Longtime NCAA executive David Berst will retire from the Association this summer. Kevin Lennon, currently vice president for academic and membership affairs, will become the new vice president for Division I governance on Monday, April 6.

Division III committee mulls future budget changes

Thanks to championship policy changes enacted last fall, Division III’s budget isn’t projected to incur deficits until the 2019-20 academic year. However, the Division III Strategic Planning and Finance Committee has its eyes fixed on problems that could arise down the road in hopes of avoiding the type of strain that accompanied last year’s budget changes.

Academics group hopes to propose misconduct legislation this year

The Committee on Academics dug deeper into academic misconduct issues and legislative concepts at its February 16-17 meeting in Indianapolis, and the group intends to have legislative recommendations later this year.

DIII committee recommends joint championship event for women’s basketball

A 2016 women’s basketball joint championship involving all three divisions has moved one step closer to becoming a reality.

Student voice, vote continues to grow stronger

The voice of the college athlete will be even stronger in Division I, based on the committee structure developed by the Division I Council.

New Division I Council convenes for first time

At its first meeting, the Division I Council began to identify its priorities for its first year of work and discussed how those priorities will influence the design and construction of a supporting substructure.

Division I charts new course

Autonomy conferences will vote; Council, Committee on Academics and new board will begin their work.

Legislative Council approves drug-testing, benefits change for international students

The Legislative Council approved two proposals Thursday. One allows international students to accept money from their national governing body for athletic performance in international competition. The second changes the way a drug-testing penalty is applied.

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