All NACDA Members
Annual NACDA Business Session
(Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 - 10:15 a.m.)
I have a couple of announcements. I'd like to take a moment to recognize all of the NACDA staff and that will be done, but the gentlemen who is most responsible for the Round Table sessions, has done it for a number of years, he's a fabulous staff member, a dear friend, could we please give a round of applause for Pat Manak. Thank you for a great job. Another, Pat, Pat Williams will be out in the foyer area to sign books for about another 10 minutes. Lastly, IBC TV and Sports Network is back in the corner. I don't know that they appear in your program. It was a late addition, but for the next two Round Tables, they are available to discuss a number of things with you.
With that, I would like to turn the meeting over to our president, Vince Dooley.
We'll start the 1998 Business Session. We'll start by thanking Jim and all of the moderators of the Convention and all of the speakers and all of the staff. If we could give the moderators, speakers and staff a great hand for what has been a splendid Convention.
At this time, we'll ask Art Eason to give the Secretary's Report.
This morning, I am pleased to have the opportunity to share with you a few of our Association's highlights for the 1997-98 year. A complete detailed report, including the financial status of NACDA will be available in the proceedings of this, our 33rd Convention.
On August 23, NACDA opened the football season with the eighth Pigskin Classic, at Chicago's Soldier Field with Northwestern University serving as host and defeating the University of Oklahoma, 24-7. The 15th annual Kickoff Classic, held the following day, found Syracuse University defeating the University of Wisconsin, 34-0.
Following the games, members of NACDA's Strategic and Long Range Planning Committee met at the national office in Cleveland to make plans for the future of the Association.
In the fall, NACDA continued to expand its services by reaching an agreement to administer the National Association of Athletic Compliance Coordinators (NAACC) and the Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association. NACDA will provide services similar to those for NACMA and NAADD.
The 32nd annual Facilities, Fund Raising and Marketing Workshop was held December 14-16 at the Sheraton in New Orleans and was hosted by the University of New Orleans. The event drew more than 250 NACDA members and exhibitors and featured 17 sessions.
In January, the Officers and Executive Committee met here 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.
An agreement was reached with the Honda Awards Program to hold their annual Honda Awards Dinner at the NACDA Convention beginning with this one here in Marco Island.
In April, the seventh annual Division I Athletics Directors Forum was held in San Antonio, in conjunction with the Men's Final Four. More than 250 NACDA members were in attendance.
The University of Southern California was selected as the host of the Pigskin Classic with the game to be played at the L.A. Coliseum. Purdue University was chosen as USC's opponent. The game will be played on Sunday, August 30th. Texas A&M and Florida State universities were picked to compete in the Kickoff Classic on Monday, August 31st.
Melissa Dukov, NACDA's assistant director of administration, left the national office in March to take a position in Boston. Becky Parke, a graduate of Indiana University and a former intern, was named as Melissa's replacement as an administrative assistant.
As was announced yesterday, Stanford University won the fifth annual Sears Directors' Cup Division I trophy. The Cardinal posted 1,010 points for its fourth consecutive trophy. Additionally, plaques were presented to the second through fifth place teams, including Florida, North Carolina, UCLA and Michigan.
Winning the NAIA Sears Directors' Cup was Simon Fraser University from British Columbia, Canada, with 740 points. It was their second consecutive victory. Runners up were Mobile, Findlay, Oklahoma City and Puget Sound.
The Division II Sears Directors' Cup Trophy went to a new winner, California-State University-Bakersfield with 530 points. Rounding out the top five were Cal Davis, Abilene Christian, Barry and Florida Southern.
Another new winner this year was in the Division III race. The University of California-San Diego won with 490 points. In a very tight race, they were followed by Cortland State, College of New Jersey, Middlebury and Williams.
As of this Convention, NACDA's membership stands at more than 1,600 institutions and more than 5,100 individuals.
Ladies and gentlemen, the following people have departed from our membership during the past year; Jim Barratt, Oregon State University; Paul Bogan, Northeast 10 Conference; Bob Courtway, Hendrix College; Linda Edgar, University of Utah; Bill Flynn, Boston College; Marcia French, Baldwin-Wallace College; Lacey Gane, University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Steve Hamilton, Morehead State University; Jim Hickey, University of Connecticut; Brian McCall, Catholic University; Al Negratti, University of Portland; and DeWitt Weaver, Missouri Valley Conference. Please rise and offer a moment of silence for these members who have passed away since last year's Convention.
At this time, here is the Nominating Committee Report. The Officers for 1998-99 - president, Jim Livengood, University of Arizona; 1st vice president, Dave Hart, Jr., Florida State University; 2nd vice president, Bill Bradshaw, DePaul University; and 3rd vice president, Debbie Yow, University of Maryland.
I'd like to submit for your approval the Executive Committee representatives for next year. University District 5, Joe Castiglione, University of Missouri; College District 1, Don Tencher, Rhode Island College; Sharlene Peter, Eastern Connecticut State University; College District 6, Howard Patterson, University of the Incarnate Word; Junior/Community College Area 1, Districts 1 and 2, Ron Case, Gloucester County College, Junior/Community College Area 4, District 7 and 8, Warren Hansen, Cuesta College; At-Large District 3, Kim Record, Florida State University; At-Large District 7, Amy Hackett,
University of Utah; At-Large Affiliate, Keith Tribble, FedEx Orange Bowl; and Linda Bruno, Atlantic 10 Conference.
Congratulations to our new Executive Committee Members.
Thank you Barbara. Now, it's time for our grand prize. Pete Hubschmitt, the general manager of the Marco Island Marriott is here to draw the winner. Pete. The winner is Bobby Olive, director of athletics and student support services at Atlanta Metropolitan College. Congratulations Bobby.
This year's grand prize, once again, is compliments of International Sport, Inc.
I'd like to turn over the gavel to our new president for next year, Jim Livengood.
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Thank you for your attendance. We are adjourned.