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Division 2 ADA Membership

Purpose

Membership in the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association assists and supports an organization that represents and promotes the interests of Division 2 athletics directors. The purpose of this organization is to empower its membership in their roles as athletics directors.

During the 2015-16 academic year the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association served the largest number of members to date. The membership total of 250 represented over 80% of Division II institutions.

Objectives

  • Provide a collective voice for Division 2 athletics directors on all issues including those related to legislation and governance.
  • Provide a forum to discuss issues that impact the role of Division 2 athletics directors.
  • Provide a recognized relationship with other athletics director associations and NCAA leadership groups.
  • Provide helpful information to the Division 2 athletics directors including surveys, newsletters and meetings.

Membership Benefits

  • Belong to a professional organization created by and for athletics directors in Division 2.
  • Utilize a professional organization for the exchange of current practices and discussion of evolving trends in Division 2 intercollegiate athletics.
  • Receive a complimentary copy of NACDA's magazine Athletics Administration, which contains the "D2 ADA Corner", highlighting current Division 2 intercollegiate athletics management applications.
  • Receive the NACDA Daily Review, a web clipping service that contains articles on intercollegiate athletics from newspaper web sites across the country. The Daily Review arrives via e-mail five days a week.
  • Opportunity to nominate individuals for the D2 ADA Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Opportunity to nominate student-athletes for the Association's Academic Achievement Awards Program.
  • Opportunity to obtain a financial grant to assist in attending the NACDA Convention.
  • Receive copies of any research results distributed by the Association.

D2 ADA Accomplishments

  • NCAA Convention 2015
    - Furthered national credibility of D2 ADA: representatives from NCAA, Championships Committee, Management Council and NAAC all attended the D2 ADA Board of Directors Meeting

    - Held D2 ADA Annual Reception, which has attendance exceeding 150 D2 constituents

  • January 2015
    - Planned meaningful Division 2 programming for the 2015 NACDA Convention

  •  March 2015
    - Selected six Borden Perlman Professional Development Grant winners to attend Convention for the first time; 12th year in a row of this grant

    - Used the grant money provided by the NCAA to select a Conference Stipend winner from each conference to attend the NACDA Convention
    - NACDA provided 14 Division 2 athletics directors with a 1,000 stipend to attend the NACDA Convention in June

  • NACDA Convention 2015
    - Facilitated seven Division 2 specific sessions for the membership

    - Hosted a reception for the membership
    - Honored 2014-15 winter/spring Division 2 national championship institutions
    - Recognized Gary Hall (Barton) as the 2015 D2 ADA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
    - Honored the 2015 Borden Perlman Grant Recipients
    - Obtained a membership of 255 for the D2 ADA for 2014-15

  • August 2015
    - Eighth year of the Division 2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards which were distributed to a record 7,438 student-athletes at 149 institutions


  • August 2015, Officers planning retreat
    - Set 2015-16 agenda for the organization

  • NCAA Convention 2016
    - Furthered national credibility of D2 ADA: representatives from NCAA, Championships Committee, Management Council and NAAC all attended the D2 ADA Board of Directors Meeting

    - Held D2 ADA Annual Reception, which had attendance exceeding 150 D2 constituents

  • January 2016
    - Planned meaningful Division 2 programming for the 2016 NACDA Convention


  •  March 2016
    - Selected five Borden Perlman Professional Development Grant winners to attend Convention for the first time; 13th year in a row of this grant

    - Used the grant money provided by the NCAA to select a Conference Stipend winner from each conference to attend the NACDA Convention
    - NACDA provided 16 Division 2 athletics directors with a $1,000 stipend to attend the NACDA Convention in June

  •  April 2016
    - Received confirmation from the NCAA that the Association would be provided $86,500 annually for the next five years to advance multiple Division 2 ADA initiatives, including: D2 ADA Mentoring Program, D2 New AD Orientation Program and a new initiative for veteran AD's.


  • NACDA Convention 2016
    - Facilitated eight Division 2 specific sessions for the membership

    - Hosted a reception for the membership
    - Honored 2015-16 winter/spring Division 2 national championship institutions
    - Recognized Mary Gardner (Bloomsburg) as the 2016 D2 ADA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
    - Honored the 2016 Borden Perlman Grant Recipients
    - Obtained a membership of 250 for the D2 ADA for 2015-16

  • August 2016
    - Ninth year of the Division 2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards which were distributed to a record 9,072 student-athletes at 156 institutions


  • August 2016, Officers planning retreat
    - Set 2016-17 agenda for the organization

Future Dates

2017 NCAA Convention January 18-21

Gaylord Opryland - Nashville, Tennessee

2017 NACDA Convention June 12-15

World Center Marriott Resort  - Orlando, Florida