NAIA Governance Structure

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Broad policy for the NAIA is developed through governing councils comprising campus administrators and faculty members representing the affiliated conferences and independent institutions.

 

NATIONAL OFFICE COUNCILS & COMMITTEES LIAISONS

  • Association of Student-Athletes (ASA) — Russ Richardson | 816.595.8328
  • Athletics Directors Association (ADA) — Chesney Sallee | 816.595.8114
  • Athletic Trainers Association (ATA) — Russ Richardson | 816.595.8328
  • Committee on Competitive Experience — Ellen Ramsey | 816.595.8162
  • Conduct and Ethics — Brenda White | 816.595.8180
  • Conference Commissioners Association (CCA)  — Alan Grosbach | 816.595.8120
  • Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives (CFAR) — Brenda White | Lendsey Thomson | 816.595.8180
  • Council of Presidents (COP) — Mindy Pinkerton | 816.595.8115
  • Council for Student-Athletes (CSA) — Russ Richardson | 816.595.8328
  • Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (FARA) — Lendsey Thomson | 816.595.8180
  • Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion (LDI) — Laura Simcox | 816.595.8123
  • National Administrative Council (NAC) — Mike Higgins | 816.595.8143
  • National Coordinating Committee (NCC) — Brenda White | 816.595.8180
  • National Eligibility Committee (NEC) — Brenda White | 816.595.8180
  • Registrars Association (RA) — Abbey Risenhoover | 816.595.8342
  • Sports Information Directors (NAIA SIDA) — Brad Cygan | 816.595.8119

 

 

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NAIA 101: NAIA Governance Structure (5:19)
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