DI Strategic Summit participants announced
Attendees chosen due to governance involvement, leadership in affiliated organizations
A group of college presidents, athletics administrators, faculty, students and conference commissioners will convene in Indianapolis Aug. 4-5 to build the foundation for the future of college sports.
Participants were invited because of positions they hold in the Division I governance structure or affiliated organizations.
The Division I Strategic Summit participants include all members of the Board of Directors (including the student-athlete, athletics director, faculty athletics representative and senior woman administrator who serve on that group); Presidential Forum members from conferences that do not have representation on the board; the chair and vice chair of the Council; the chairs of the seven standing Council committees, the Committee on Academics and the Committee on Infractions; leaders from affiliated organizations who serve on the Council and the Board of Governors members from Divisions II and III.
The participants (listed below) selected one of four strategic planning groups on which to serve that will study four different aspects of college sports. Each group will use outside experts as needed.
Each of the groups will focus on defining a specific area:
• The Division I collegiate model of amateur athletics, including the key features of the Division I student-athlete experience and use of resources within athletics.
• How college sports should assist students while they are in college, including academic achievement and appropriate demands on time.
• How college athletics should assist students to prepare for life after college, including those who wish to pursue athletics through professional pursuits and other high-level opportunities such as the Olympics.
• The overarching principles for how the division should operate, including examining the current subdivision structure and the role of conferences.
Each strategic planning group will present background and analysis of its topic area to the summit participants in advance to help inform the discussion and ultimate creation of principles to guide the division’s decision-making in the future.
|Stan Albrecht||President||Utah State University||Mountain West||BOG/DI BOD|
|Jonathan Alger||President||James Madison University||Colonial||DI BOD|
|Mitch Barnhart||Director of athletics||University of Kentucky||SEC||Chair, Competition Oversight Cmte, Council|
|David Belcher||Chancellor||Western Carolina University||Southern||Incoming DI BOD|
|Judith Bense||President||University of West Florida||DII||BOG/DII|
|Gene Block||Chancellor||University of California, Los Angeles||PAC-12||BOG/DI BOD|
|Frank Bonner||President||Gardner-Webb University||Big South||Presidential Forum|
|Bob Bowlsby||Commissioner||Big 12||Big 12||Chair, FB oversight Cmte, Council|
|Dean Bresciani||President||North Dakota State University||Summit||Presidential Forum|
|Robert Caslen||Superintendent||U.S. Military Academy||Patriot||DI BOD|
|Rita Cheng||President||Northern Arizona University||Big Sky||Presidential Forum Alternate|
|Christine Copper||Faculty athletics representative||U.S. Naval Academy||Patriot||DI BOD|
|Alan Cureton||President||University of Northwestern- St.Paul||DIII||BOG/DIII|
|James Danko||President||Butler University||Big East||Presidential Forum|
|Keith Gill||Director of athletics||University of Richmond||A-10||Vice chair, Council|
|Dan Guerrero||Director of athletics||University of California, Los Angeles||PAC-12||Chair, MBB Oversight Cmte, Council|
|Phil Hanlon||President||Dartmouth College||Ivy League||BOG/DI BOD|
|Dianne Harrison||President||California State University, Northridge||Big West||DI BOD|
|Sandy Hatfield Clubb||Director of athletics||Drake University||Missouri Valley||Chair, Strategic Vision and Planning Cmte, Council|
|John Hitt||President||University of Central Florida||American||BOG/DI BOD|
|Jeremy Howell||Faculty athletics representative||University of San Francisco||West Coast||Presidential Forum Alternate|
|Eric Kaler||President||University of Minnesota||Big Ten||DI BOD|
|Timothy Ladd||Faculty athletics representative||Palm Beach Atlantic University||DII||BOG/DII|
|David Leebron||President||Rice University||Conference USA||BOG/DI BOD|
|L. Jay Lemons||President||Susquehanna University||DIII||BOG/DIII|
|Jean Lenti Ponsetto||Director of athletics||DePaul University||Big East||Chair, DI WBB oversight committee, Council|
|Fr. James Maher||President||Niagara University||Metro Atlantic||Presidential Forum|
|Rod McDavis||President||Ohio University||MAC||BOG/DI BOD and Chair, Committee on Academics|
|Jack Miller||President||Central Connecticut State University||Northeast||Presidential Forum Alternate|
|Jane Miller||Senior woman adminsitrator||University of Virginia||ACC||DI BOD|
|Horace Mitchell||President||California State University, Bakersfield||WAC||Presidential Forum|
|Don Oberhelman||Director of athletics||California Polytechnic State University||Big West||Chair, DI Legislative Cmte, Council|
|Phillip Oldham||President||Tennessee Technological University||Ohio Valley||Presidential Forum|
|Dustin Page||Committee Rep - DI SAAC||Northern Illinois University||MAC||Council, Chair, DI SAAC|
|Daniel Papp||President||Kennesaw State University||A-Sun||BOG/DI BOD|
|Harris Pastides||President||University of South Carolina||SEC||Chair, DI BOD, BOG|
|Baker Pattillo||President||Stephen F. Austin State University||Southland||BOG/DI BOD|
|Steve Perez||Faculty athletics representative||California State University, Sacramento||Big Sky||Council, FARA President|
|G.P. (Bud) Petersen||President||Georgia Institute of Technology||ACC||DI BOD|
|Carol Quillen||President||Davidson College||A-10||Presidential Forum|
|Lori Runksmeier||Director of athletics||New England College||DIII||BOG/DIII|
|Greg Sankey||Commissioner||SEC||SEC||Chair, DI Committee on Infractions|
|Joseph Savoie||President||University of Louisiana at Lafayette||SunBelt||BOG/DI BOD|
|Bob Scalise||Director of athletics||Harvard University||Ivy League||Chair, Student-Athlete Experience Cmte, Council|
|Kirk Schulz||President||Kansas State University||Big 12||BOG/DI BOD Chair|
|Steve Scott||President||Pittsburg State University||DII||BOG/DII|
|Brian Shannon||Faculty athletics representative||Texas Tech University||Big 12||Council, IA FAR Chair|
|Cliff Smart||President||Missouri State University||Missouri Valley||DI BOD|
|Kendall Spencer||Student-Athlete||University of New Mexico||Mountain West||DI Board, DI SAAC|
|Samuel Stanley||President||Stony Brook University||America East||DI BOD|
|Harry Williams||President||Delaware State University||MEAC||Presidential Forum|
|George Wright||President||Prairie View A&M University||SWAC||DI BOD|
|TBD||Horizon League||Presidential Forum Alternate|