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2016 Fall Meeting Recap (COP/CCA/ADA)

October 10, 2016
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Dear NAIA Membership:

This year’s fall meeting was especially rewarding to me as I continue to be encouraged by the positive engagement among the influential bodies of our association!

The efforts of our Growth Advisory Panel over the past year – including presidents, athletic directors and commissioners – laid the foundation for our new Vision 2021 Growth Strategy endorsed by the Council of Presidents (COP) during this meeting.

Our focused strategy will help the NAIA maintain the momentum of this past weekend and propel us in the future as we recruit and retain members, reinforce and improve our core services and continue to expand opportunities with new growth initiatives.

As I reflect on the progress of the past few months, it’s exciting to me when I see these initiatives move the NAIA towards creating a stronger ‘Return on Athletics’ for new and existing members and above all, our student-athletes!

I look forward to continuing the momentum as we work together in making the NAIA the best place for college athletics and the student-athletes we serve!

All the best,


Jim Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer