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Athletic Committee

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.  

(Approver: Vice President for External Affairs)

NCAA Division I Manual 6.1.2.1 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).

2020-2021 Membership:

Name Area Department Service Term
Cindy Taylor, Chair Faculty, Athletics Representative Biology ex officio
Don Dailey Faculty, CoSTEM Biology 2018-2021
Jerry D. Plummer Faculty, CoB Accounting, Finance, and Economics 2019-2021
Tim Wesley Faculty, CoAL History and Philosophy 2018-2021
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
Teonna Jewell Women's Basketball Athletics 2020-2021
David Davenport Staff, Student Affairs Foy Fitness & Recreation 2019-2021
Shanon Manly Staff, Finance and Administration Student Account Services 2019-2021
Sara Newton Staff, Finance and Administration Campus Police 2020-2021
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 Director, EOAA 2019-2021
Gino Avros Student by Dir AAS Student Representative 2019-2021
Carlos Paez Student by Dir AAS Student Representative 2020-2021
Fabienne Schmidt Student by Dir AAS Student Representative 2019-2021
Mikaela Smith Student by Dir AAS Student Representative 2019-2021

If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about the Athletic Committee, please contact: Cindy Taylor
Email: taylorc@apsu.edu