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Annual Business Session
(June 18, 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.)

Art Eason:

I have an opportunity to share with you a few of the highlights for the 1996-97 year. A complete detailed report, including the financial status of NACDA, will be available in the Proceedings of this, our 32nd Annual Convention.

On August 24, NACDA held the seventh Pigskin Classic on the campus of Brigham Young University. It was the second time the game was held on a campus site and more than 56,000 people watched Brigham Young defeat Texas A&M University, 41-37.

The 14th Annual Kickoff Classic, held the following day, found Penn State University defeating the University of Southern California, 24-7, in front of a record setting crowd of 77,716 people.

For the 13th consecutive year, the NACDA Foundation assisted the NAIA at their annual convention by sponsoring a seminar. The theme for the presentation was the Sears Directors' Cup. In the fall, NACDA joined forces with the Sports Management Institute to combine resources in providing outstanding educational opportunities for athletics administrators. NACDA is providing marketing, recruiting and administrative support for SMI. The SMI will offer reduction in the tuition for administrators who have attended NACDA's Management Institute. NACDA's James J. Corbett Award recipient will now receive an honorary degree from SMI.

In November, NACDA signed its third corporate partner agreement with First USA Partners, a leading issuer of affinity credit cards for alumni associations and other nonprofit groups. Daktronics and NACDA Insurance are the initial two corporate partners.

The 31st Annual Facilities, Fund Raising and Marketing Workshop was held in December at Bally's and was hosted by the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The event drew more than 250 NACDA members and exhibitors. For the fourth consecutive year, NACDA joined forces with the USOC to present the Workshop, which featured 18 sessions.

The 30th Management Institute was held in conjunction with the Facilities, Fund Raising and Marketing Workshop in December. It was, once again, held under the leadership of Continuing Education Chair Vin Cullen, athletics director at the Community College of Rhode Island.

In January, the Officers and Executive Committee members met in Marco Island to plan this year's Convention. The Finance-Management Committee met and submitted the entire financial report to the Executive Committee for its approval. At the national office, Laurie Marrison, director of public relations, was promoted to assistant executive director/communications.

In April, the sixth annual Division I Athletics Director Forum was held in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Final Four. More than 250 NACDA members were in attendance. In the spring, it was announced that College Football USA, a joint marketing program with NACDA and the AFCA to promote the sport of football, was evolving into NCAA Football. The NCAA and the Collegiate Commissioners Association have become partners in this program. This new program would serve as a source for sponsorship, licensing, television and radio production and custom publishing.

Northwestern University was selected as the host for the Pigskin Classic with the game to be played at Soldiers Field. The University of Oklahoma was chosen as Northwestern's opponent. The game will be played on Saturday, August 23. Syracuse University and the University of Wisconsin were picked to compete in the Kickoff Classic on Sunday, August 24.

As announced yesterday, Stanford University won the Fourth Annual Sears Directors' Cup Division I trophy. The Cardinal posted a record of 1,084.5 points for it's third consecutive trophy. The University of North Carolina was second. Winning the second NAIA Sears Directors' Cup, was Simon Fraser University from the British Columbia, Canada, with 588.5 points. Second place went to Pacific Lutheran University.

The Division II Sears Directors' Cup winner, for the second consecutive year, was the University of California-Davis with 706 points. Coming in second was Abilene Christian University.

Another repeat winner for the Division III Sears Directors' Cup was Williams College, from Williamstown, Massachusetts, with 838.5 points. They were followed by the College of New Jersey.

As of this Convention, NACDA's membership stands at 1,500 institutions and more than 5,100 individuals. Thank you all for your attendance at this Convention.

Barbara Hedges:

Thank you Art. To give the Necrology Report, here is Vince Dooley.

Vince Dooley:

Ladies and gentlemen, the following people have departed from our membership during the past year -- James Banner, Carnegie Mellon University; Stan Bates, Western Athletic Conference; Sam Barnes, Howard University; Leroy Tracy Borah, Western State College; Irwin Vince Davis, St. Francis College of Pennsylvania; Bob Devaney, University of Nebraska; Leonidas Epps, Clark College, which is now Clark Atlanta University; Delaney Kiputh of Yale University; Bill McArthur of Western Oregon State University; Ken Norton of Manhattan College; Jack Patterson of Baylor University; and Christopher Roulhac of Albany State University. Would you please rise and offer a moment of silence for these members who have passed away since our last Convention. Thank you very much.

Barbara Hedges:

Thank you Vince. Now, I would like to present the recommendations from the Nominating Committee for Officers and Executive Committee representatives for the next year. For president, Vince Dooley, University of Georgia; 1st vice president, Fred Gruninger, Rutgers University; 2nd vice president, Jim Livengood, University of Arizona; and 3rd vice president, Dave Hart, Jr., Florida State University.

For the Executive Committee representatives -- University District 3, Judy Rose, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, replacing Dave Hart, Jr.; University District 6, Bobby May, Rice University, replacing DeLoss Dodds, University of Texas; College District 2, Roger Maisner, Mansfield University, replacing Ed Sherlock, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown; College District 3, Dick Young, Lynn University, replacing Phil Roach, Rollins College; and At-Large Affiliate, Jennifer Alley, NACWAA, replacing Roy Kramer, Southeastern Conference.

I would entertain a motion to receive the recommendations of the Nominating Committee. Is there a second? All those in favor, say aye. Any opposition? Thank you very much. You have just selected your new Officers and Executive Committee members for next year. Thank you very much.

It is my pleasure, at this time, to pass the gavel to Vince Dooley from the University of Georgia, who will serve as your NACDA president for next year. It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to be president of NACDA. I am absolutely delighted about the Convention and I really have enjoyed my year as NACDA president and my service on the Board. I want to thank you all very much. At this time, I would like to pass the gavel to Vince Dooley.

Vince Dooley:

Thank you. I know I speak for each and everyone here and many that are not here, to thank you for what was a splendid job. You provided great leadership and you put on a marvelous Convention. You're going to be a tough act to follow, but I've been used to, most of my life, following Barbara, so I guess this will continue with the trend.

I am proud and I am looking forward to serving you. That pretty well ends our Business Session except for the final round of our Round Tables Session. We will commence with that. Thank you very much. Thank all of you for coming and thanks for what has been a marvelous Convention and I'd like you to join me in a great round of applause for Barbara.

Dave Hart, Jr.:

Ladies and gentlemen, we will begin the third session of the Round Tables now. Again, I would remind that we moderators are in your debt. Thank you very much for giving of your time and energy this morning. The staff has also reminded me that, you recall when you registered, in your registration materials, there were a couple of green sheets. These are evaluation forms and the national staff would strongly encourage you to either mail this in or leave this with a staff person before you leave the Convention.

The third Round Tables is now in session.