Membership: 6 Faculty, 3 Administrative/Professional staff outside athletics, 2 ex officio (director of athletics and senior woman administrator in athletics), Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 4 students recommended by the Director of Athletic Academic Services, Faculty Athletics Representative.
Description: The committee will regularly review issues associated with the welfare of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics in OVC and NCAA sports to ensure that the University and the Athletics Department maintain the proper balance between participation in athletics and academic achievement. The committee will prepare an annual report and other reports as needed, advising the president and the faculty senate of the athletic department’s performance with respect to its academic and athletic goals and with respect to the welfare of the student-athletes participating in OVC and NCAA sports. The committee will communicate the concerns of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics to the faculty senate and the university community, including the athletics department, the university administration, academic departments, the faculty as a whole, and other groups as warranted.
NCAA Division I Manual 188.8.131.52 Composition. Administration and/or faculty staff members shall constitute at least a majority of the board in control of athletics or an athletics advisory board, irrespective of the president or chancellor’s responsibility and authority or whether the athletics department is financed in whole or in part by student fees. If the board has a parliamentary requirement necessitating more than a simple majority in order to transact some or all of its business, then the administrative and faculty members shall be of sufficient number to constitute at least that majority. (Revised: 3/8/06).
(Approver: Athletics Director)
|Cindy Taylor, Chair||Faculty, Athletics Representative||Biology||Defined by Position|
|Don Dailey||Faculty, CoSTEM||Biology||2021-2024|
|Sarai Ward||Faculty, CoBHS||HHP||2021-2024|
|Charles Wallace Cross||Faculty, CoAL||History and Philosophy||2021-2024|
|Christopher Wright||Faculty, CoBHS||Criminal Justice||2019-2022|
|Thomas J. Buttery||Faculty, CoE||Education Specialties||2019-2022|
|John Schnettler||Faculty at large, Director of Athletic Band||Music||ex officio|
|Kassie Stanfill||Women's Softball||Athletics||2021-2022|
|Lynn Fisher||Staff, Finance and Administration||Emergency Management||2021-2022|
|Zack Inman||Staff, Student Affairs||Housing||2021-2022|
|Sara Newton||Staff, Finance and Administration||Public Safety||2019-2022|
|Gerald Harrison||Staff, Athletic Director||Athletics||ex officio|
|Lisa Varytimidis||Staff, Senior Woman Administrator||Athletics||ex officio|
|Sheila Bryant||Staff, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action||Office of Equity, Access & Inclusion||2019-2022|
|Mikaela Smith||Student by Dir AAS||Student Representative||2021-2022|
|Anton Damberg||Student by Dir AAS||Student Representative||2021-2022|
|Alexis Osowski||Student by Dir AAS||Student Representative||2021-2022|
|Jacob Caughell||Student by Dir AAS||Student Representative||2021-2022|
If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about the Athletic
Committee, please contact: Cindy Taylor