2012-13 Committees of the University

Athletic Board

(Bylaws, Article 16.1)

Membership of Athletic Board

16.1 Athletic Board

16.1.1 Composition The Athletic Board is directly responsible to the president of the university. It shall consist of a faculty chair appointed by the president, a president's representative who shall carry an academic appointment, and the following members who, with the exception of faculty members, shall be appointed by the president from at least two nominees for each position to be filled, such nominees to be submitted to the president as indicated: 

One faculty member from the College of Law to be selected by the faculty of that college and one faculty member from each of the other degree-granting colleges selected by the respective college councils; 

One member of the University Library faculty selected by that faculty; 

Two students nominated by the Student Association with two colleges represented; 

One male and one female student athlete nominated and elected by the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) as needed; 

One member of the Alumni Association from those nominated by the Alumni Association; 

One member of the operating staff from those nominated by the Operating Staff Council; 

One member of the supportive professional staff from those nominated by the Supportive Professional Staff Council; 

One nonvoting member from the Huskie Athletic Support Fund from those nominated by the Huskie Athletics Support Fund.

In addition, the faculty representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the associate vice president/director of athletics, and the university general counsel shall be ex officio, nonvoting members. 

With the exception of student representatives, members shall serve three-year staggered terms. Student members shall be nominated and appointed annually. All members shall be eligible for reappointment.

Vitae outlining qualifications for, and interest in, serving on the board will accompany all nominations submitted to the president. In making the appointments, the president shall assure equitable representation of qualified men and women on the board. 

16.1.2 Duties The board shall assume responsibility for directing the policies through which intercollegiate athletics, both men's and women's programs, shall function as a university activity. In performing this responsibility, the board shall develop and implement procedures for the periodic review of athletic programs in terms of their quality and their consistency with the institution's academic mission. The board shall assure equity between men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs. The board and the associate vice president/director of athletics shall assume the following responsibilities relative to the preparation and submission of budgets for the operation of the programs:

(A) The associate vice president/director of athletics shall prepare budgets of finances needed to operate the programs; the budgets shall include intercollegiate sports with recommendations concerning amounts to be assigned to various sports, administrative, and support activities. The budgets shall be submitted in writing to the Athletic Board. Copies of the complete budgets shall go to all coaches prior to submission to the Athletic Board.

The coaches of the various sports shall appear before the Athletic Board, at the request of the board or at their own request, to explain budget items before the budgets are approved by the board and submitted to the president and the president's staff. Any major changes in the budgets shall be approved by the Athletic Board.

The associate vice president/director of athletics shall submit to the Athletic Board an accounting of all funds received and expended. The board shall establish scheduling policies and parameters. The board will monitor compliance with those policies and parameters and review the impacts of scheduling on missed class time, academic performance and other outcomes. The board shall have the responsibility to review matters pertaining to awards and their costs, and issues regarding eligibility, travel, medical responsibilities, public relations, ticket sales, seating accommodations, and other items dealing with intercollegiate athletic programs. Minutes shall be kept of all board meetings. The board shall distribute minutes and reports to University Council members. Substantive changes in policy shall be submitted to the University Council for approval. Approved minutes shall be deposited in the university archives. 

16.1.3 Executive Committee The Athletic Board shall appoint an executive committee comprised of the chair, the chairs of the standing committees, and such other persons as the board shall determine. The executive committee shall be chaired by the chair of the board. The committee shall advise the chair between meetings of the board, review and make recommendations to the board regarding recommendations made by administrators of the intercollegiate athletic program, develop the agenda for Board meetings, insure the development of adequate background information for the board on matters expected to be put on the board's agenda, and perform such other duties as may be assigned to it by the board.

Athletic Board

The AB meets typically on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.

MEMBERSHIP 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Faculty Chair *Terry Bishop  *Terry Bishop              
President's representative Dave Changnon Dave Changnon Dave Changnon         
Business Don Tidrick Don Tidrick    
Education Gretchen Schlabach (for Fox) Gretchen Schlabach Gretchen Schlabach Gretchen Schlabach
Engineering & Engineering Technology Earl Hansen Joe Bittorf Joe Bittorf Joe Bittorf
Health and Human Sciences Hamid Bateni Hamid Bateni    
Law David Taylor  David Taylor    
Liberal Arts & Sciences Bill Cassidy (for Streb) Bill Cassidy Bill Cassidy Bill Cassidy
University Libraries  TJ Lusher TJ Lusher TJ Lusher TJ Lusher   
Visual & Performing Arts Paul Bauer Paul Bauer Paul Bauer  
Student Athlete (male) Jared Torrence Rocco Taglia              
Student Athlete (female) Samantha Grams Shelby Miller              
Alumni Association Joe Matty Joe Matty
Joe Matty Joe Matty      
^ Huskie Athletic Support Fund Steve Sliga John Moulton John Moulton John Moulton
Operating Staff Peggy Simonds Peggy Simonds Peggy Simonds  
Supportive Professional Staff Todd Latham Todd Latham Todd Latham Todd Latham
+ Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Jeff Compher Jeff Compher              
+ Faculty Representative to NCAA Janet Rintala - Fall 2011
Matt Streb - Spring 2012
Matt Streb              
+ University General Counsel or designee Jerry Blakemore  Jerry Blakemore              
+ Minority Representative if needed Brian Hemphill                 
SA Students (2)  Elliot Echols
Joshua Venaas
Paul Julion
Javarus Jacobs

* chair
+ ex officio, nonvoting
^ nonvoting