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Division I-AAA ADA Elects Officers for 2009-10

July 13, 2009

CLEVELAND -- The members of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (D1-AAA ADA) have chosen Jean Lenti Ponsetto, director of athletics at DePaul University, to serve as president for 2009-10.

"I have been affiliated with this association from its inception and I look forward to leading the association during the upcoming year," stated Ponsetto. "Jack McDonald, athletics director at Quinnipiac University, did an outstanding job of leading our association in 2008-09 and I look forward to continuing on that momentum," stated Ponsetto.

Also elected to serve DI-AAA ADA for the 2009-10 term were 1st Vice President Brian Quinn, director of athletics at California State University Fullerton; 2nd Vice President Joel Thirer, director of athletics at Binghamton University; 3rd Vice President Ken Kavanagh, director of athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University; Secretary John Suarez, director of athletics at Long Island University Brooklyn; and Treasurer Keith Gill, director of athletics at American University.

The 2009-10 Executive Committee includes the following athletics directors: Troy Austin, Longwood University; Ken Bothof, University of Wisconsin Green Bay; Peg Bradley-Doppes, University of Denver; Vic Cegles, Long Beach State University; Dan Coonan, Santa Clara University; Don DiJulia, St. Joseph's University; Gene Doris, Fairfield University; Tim Hall, University of Missouri Kansas City; Bill Hogan, Seattle University; Pat Meiser, University of Hartford; Dave Mullins, East Tennessee State University; and Bruce Rasmussen, Creighton University. America East Conference Commissioner Pat Nero serves as a conference commissioner representative on the Executive Committee.



About Division I-AAA ADA: Now in its ninth year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the 95 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football), in particular, aspects related to their flagship basketball programs. For more information on the Division I-AAA ADA, please visit www.div1aaa-ada.com. The Division I-AAA ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 45th year. For more information on NACDA and the 11 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.