NACDA BUSINESS SESSION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
SECRETARY'S REPORT (VIN CULLEN):
(Wednesday, June 8, 10:30- 11:00 a.m.)
The 1987 NACDA Convention was held at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, California on June 7-10, 1987. Over 700 administrators experienced an outstanding program that featured Peter Ueberroth, Commissioner of Baseball, as Keynote Speaker. Greg Gumbel, sportscaster with ESPN and the Madison Square Garden Network, entertained all at the NACDA Hall of Fame Luncheon. The prestigious Corbett Award was presented to John Toner of the University of Connecticut, while the NIT-NACDA Athletic Dir.ector's Award was given to Ken Norton,
former AD at Manhattan College. Ten outstanding administrators were inducted into the NACDA Hall of Fame.
During the Convention the Finance-Management Committee approved the expansion of the NACDA staff. Intern Liz Zielie was hired to fill the new position of administrative assistant. As the Convention ended, Homer Rice passed the president's gavel to newly-elected Carl Miller.
The ever-popular Management Institute celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Town & Country following the Convention. The three-day workshop attracted 128 administrators to learn about management, leadership, marketing, promotion and other business techniques. Continuing Education Committee chair Rex Brumley,
director of athletics at Broward Community College, once again did a superb job coordinating the presentation of the four separate levels of the Institute.
A new NACDA 30-second public service announcement was produced, and again through the efforts of Raycom Sports, it was featured during the broadcasts of the Liberty and AII-American Bowls.
The NACDA Foundation internship program served four new students this year, bringing the total number of students hosted in the NACDA office to 18. Ten different institutions have been represented.
Kickoff Classic V proved to be the most exciting edition in the five-year history of the game, as the University of Tennessee edged the University of Iowa, 23-22, before 54,681 enthusiastic supporters at The Meadowlands. Held on Sunday, August 30, it was also marked by the fact that the game was carried on the ABC network, through an agreement with Raycom Sports. The 1988 Classic will match the University of Nebraska with Texas A&M.
Substance Abuse Education Seminars were held in Philadelphia, Stockton and St. Louis. More than 250 administrators attended the seminars, which were conducted by Heitzinger & Associates. The seminars were successful due to the efforts of regional chairs Kathleen McNally (LaSalle), Carl Miller (Pacific) and Jack Lengyel (Missouri).
The Volunteers for Youth program was suspended as of October 1 due to lack of funding. The VFY supervisory committee recommended shelving the program until a stable source of funding can be found.
NACDA officers, along with representatives from the Division I-A Directors Association, met with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle to discuss the problem of agents signing college players to contracts before their eligibility had expired.
The Division I-A group also met in Chicago in October and in Ann Anbor in November. In December that group met with Dick Schultz, NCAA executive director.
NACDA continued its efforts to gain favorable legislation affecting the new tax plan through its Washington counsel, Phil Hochberg. Just when things looked positive, the stock market decline forced Congress to table all legislation that was not revenue-producing. The efforts will be continued.
The Association's membership has climbed to 1,337 institutions, an increase of more than 100 from last year. Individual memberships have skyrocketed to 2,746. All I-A institutions have become major sustaining members.
The Mid-Winter Meeting was held at the Marco Bay Resort in Marco Island, Florida on January 31 and February 1-2, 1988. The Officers, Finance-Management Committee, Executive Committee and other related personnel gathered to enact NACDA business and plan the 23rd annual Convention.
Beginning in April 1988, Athletic Administration was published along with Athletic Business. This new format should serve to enhance the publication.
As part of the Continuing Education program, a Personnel Management Clinic was held on March 20 in conjunction with the NAIA Tournament. The annual Facilities Clinic was held in Kansas City on April 3-4. The NACDA-NATA Drug Education/Testing Seminar will be held in Baltimore on June 10-11, 1988.
Executive Director Mike Cleary and President Carl Miller, with the assistance of Tim Gleason, led NACDA to a vintage year.
NECROLOGY REPORT (JACK LENGYEL):
Please offer a moment of silence for the following members of our family who passed away this year: Cecil Coleman, University of Illinois and Midwestern Cities Conference
Roy Dennis, Occidental College
Al Duer, Pepperdine University and NAIA Executive Secretary David Eavenson, Dickinson College
William Edwards, Wittenberg University
Walter Baas, University of Chicago and Carleton College Nell Jackson, SUNY-Binghamton
Robert James, U.S. Air Force Academy, Commissioner, ACC Bill Narduzzi, Youngstown State University Dick Oliver, Southland Conference
Adolph "Ade" Olson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Willis Stetson, Swarthmore College
Pamela Strathairn, Stanford University Eddie Teague, The Citadel
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT (HOMER RICE):
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, the Nominating Committee moves the following slate of Executive Committee members and Officers for the 1988-89 year:
University District 1- Ron Perry, Holy Cross College
University District 5- Donnie Duncan, University of Oklahoma
College District 8- Ralph Barkey, Sonoma State
University At-Large- Harvey Schiller, Southeastern Conference
At-Large- Helen Smiley, Western Illinois University
3rd Vice President -Sam Jankovich, University of Miami
2nd Vice President -Fred Schaus, West Virginia University
lst Vice President -Jack Lengyel, University of Missouri (now U.S. Naval Academy)
President- Gary Cunningham, Fresno State University
(The motion was seconded and approved by the membership)
PRESIDENT'S REPORT (CARL MILLER):
Thank you, gentlemen, for an excellent report. Ladies and gentlemen, as you can see, we have had a great
year! Things like this only happen with: 1) an outstanding staff at the national office, 2) a committed Executive Committee, 3) officers like Gary Cunningham, Jack Lengyel and Fred Schaus.
You're the leadership of athletics in this country; NJCAA, NAIA, NCAA Divisions I, II and III. You make the difference at your institution, conference and through the governing bodies of sport. You decide on academic integrity and honesty, maintaining a program in compliance, and quality of programs for men and women.
We need to work together through NACDA to accomplish our goals. We have an excellent professional staff in both the NCAA, our governing body, and NACDA, our educational arm. NACDA, our AD's professional organization; we can resolve our common problems by working together to find common solutions. We have an obligation to the youth of America to create the best program for all ages. No one has more tools than we do; finance, facilities, staff, know-how, educational resources -it's our responsibility.
In order for the system to work you always have to maintain a high degree of optimism in order for success to take place. I'm optimistic and turn the gavel over to an astute leader like Gary Cunningham and I wish him well in 1988-89.