Convention Recap April 2016
12 NAIA ADA — NACDA Membership & Convention scholarships available
APPLY NOW — The partnership between NACDA and the NAIA ADA will create more opportunities for NAIA athletics directors to attend the NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week and increase professional development opportunities in athletics administration. The 2016 Convention is scheduled from June 9-17 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. NACDA has allocated $12,000 in grants for 12 NAIA ADA members to travel to the event.
NAIA athletics directors can apply for a scholarship that pays for a one-year NACDA membership, a value of $425, plus an additional $575 to be used toward expenses to attend the convention.
Interested NAIA athletic directors can apply online during the 2016 NAIA Convention. The scholarships will be awarded May 2.
NAIA ADA partners with NACDA
The NAIA Athletics Directors Association announced April 16, 2016 that it has entered into a partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The partnership between NACDA and the NAIA ADA will create more opportunities for NAIA athletics directors to attend the NACDA Convention and increase professional development opportunities in athletics administration.
"The ADA is the voice for NAIA athletics administrators," said Darin Wilson, athletics director at Georgia Gwinnett University. "The ADA is very appreciative to NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione and the NACDA staff for working with us to become a member within the NACDA organization."
NACDA, now in its 52nd year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,000 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers nine professional associations for the separate business units that report directly to the athletics director.
If you are an AD or assistant who would like to assist as a mentor or need guidance in a particular area, sign up for the NAIA ADA Mentoring program
NAIA Emerging Sports resource
guide now available
The NAIA has published an overview of both emerging and seleted existing sports as a resource for members who are evaluating the addition of those sports.
NAIA Athletic Directors Association
Announces Board of Directors
Group of ADs to serve as advisory committee for NAIA administrators
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- NAIA Athletic Directors Association (ADA) President, Kevin Steele announced today the formation of the associations first-ever Board of Directors. The ADA Board of Directors includes one representative from each NAIA conference including the Association of Independent Institutions (AII).
The Board of Directors along with ADA Officers; Kevin Steele (President), Angie Fincannon (Vice President), Darin Wilson (Secretary), and Jeff Bain (Past President) will be tasked with promoting the ADA within conferences, working to provide professional development opportunities and mentoring for ADA members, and recognizing outstanding achievements by Athletic Directors within the NAIA.
“The creation of the Board of Directors is the result of several months of intensive work done by the ADA Officers and an ad-hoc advisory committee to reshape the direction and purpose of the NAIA ADA,” commented Steele. “We are moving toward an organization that really serves, promotes, and educates NAIA Athletic Directors and the creation of this board is an obvious step in this effort.
"The professionals that make up this board are an incredibly talented group and our ability to work collaboratively will prove beneficial to all of our members and the NAIA as a whole. At the end of the day, Athletic Directors are the practitioners that make athletic departments run. We are committed to making sure that our AD’s are prepared, Informed, and involved in the decisions that affect the way we do business in the NAIA.”
The ad-hoc advisory Committee is comprised of Jim Abbott of Oklahoma City, Bob Wilson of Vanguard (Calif.), Matt Sayre of Southern Oregon, and Bruce Parker of Rocky Mountain (Mont.).
“We are extremely fortunate to have so many dedicated and talented AD’s in the NAIA,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO. “An active ADA Board of Directors will provide the organization with an incredible resource as we continue to innovate and think creatively about the ways in which we can serve our student-athletes.”
The immediate work of the Board of Directors will occur in an ad-hoc advisory capacity. The full implementation of the Board and other changes in the ADA will be discussed at the next business meeting of the ADA which will occur at the NAIA National Convention in April, 2015.
NAIA athletics directors have their own association (NAIA-ADA) and play a central role in conventions, championships and conference administration.
• NAIA-ADA Constitution and Bylaws
• NAIA-ADA Business Meetings Minutes: 2014 | 2015
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OCT 2015 | SEPT 2015 | AUG 2015 | JUNE 2015 | APR 2015 | FEB 2015
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ADA Board of Directors will meet Friday April 15, 2016 Kansas City, Mo.
Freed Hardeman (Tenn.)
Antelope Valley (Calif.)
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
St. Francis (Ind.)
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Rio Grande (Ohio)
Mayville State (N.D.)
Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
USC Beaufort (S.C.)
USC Beaufort (S.C.)
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)