FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 28, 2006

 

Rhode Island College President John Nazarian
Chosen to Serve on the NCAA Division III
Chancellor/Presidents Advisory Group

 

Providence, RI— Rhode Island College President John Nazarian has been chosen to serve on the NCAA Division III Chancellor/Presidents Advisory Group.

 

This group was established in response to the desire of the Division III Presidents Council to more directly and effectively engage presidents and chancellors in governance discussions at the national, conference and institutional levels.

 

“The Little East Conference obviously selected President Nazarian because of his leadership in the conference, his appreciation for the necessary integration of athletics into the educational mission of Rhode Island College and his commitment to the Division III Philosophy,” says NCAA Vice President for Div. III Dan Dutcher.

 

The main objectives of the Division III Chancellor/Presidents Advisory Group are:

 

• To enhance the level of understanding by chancellors/presidents in the NCAA governance process related to key issues facing Division III.

 

• To enhance the leadership of chancellors/presidents in the governance of intercollegiate athletics at the national, conference/independent and institutional levels. Special emphasis will be placed on key legislative proposals and policies and strategic direction.

 

• To enhance the integration of athletics programs within the educational mission of Division III schools and conferences. Special emphasis will be placed on strategic initiatives implemented through the new Division III conference grant program.

 

• To better recognize and accommodate the differing models of conference governance and expectations of leadership by chancellor/presidents within Division III.

 

Representatives to the group will serve a minimum of two years, and a maximum of three years.  Each Division III conference and the Association of Division III Independents are authorized to determine the exact term of office of their respective Advisory Group member.  Further, after completing a term of office, members of the Advisory Group may not serve again for two years.

 

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