INDIANAPOLIS --  Wisconsin deputy athletics director Sean T. Frazier has been named chair of the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee for the 2011-12 season.

Frazier’s one-year term will begin on Sept. 1. He will succeed the current chair, Providence athletics director Robert Driscoll.

“It is an honor to be named chair of such a prestigious committee,” Frazier said. “We are currently in a time of great opportunity in college hockey, and I look forward to leading the sport though this period of evolution.”

The current president of the minority opportunities athletic association, Frazier will become the first black chair in the history of the men’s ice hockey committee. He started his career at Wisconsin in 2007 as associate athletic director for events and facilities before being promoted to senior associate athletic director of operations in 2009. He was named to his current title of deputy athletics director in April 2011.

Prior to his employment at Wisconsin, he held the position of athletics director at Merrimack, Clarkson and Manhattanville, as well as assistant director of athletics at Maine.

A native of Long Island, N.Y., Frazier was a football player at Alabama, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in communications. Frazier earned his master’s degree in higher education leadership from the Maine and is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at Wisconsin.