July 17, 2012
CLEVELAND - The members of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (D1-AAA ADA) have chosen John Suarez, director of athletics at LIU Brooklyn, to serve as President for 2012-13.
"I am honored to have been selected to lead our Association this year and want to thank Florida Gulf Coast University Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh, for his leadership during the past year," stated Suarez. "I look forward to working with our Executive Committee and continuing to build on the momentum to serve our constituents and student-athletes who we represent."
Also elected to serve the DI-AAA ADA for the 2012-13 term were 1st Vice President Keith Gill, director of athletics at American University; 2nd Vice President Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics at the University of Denver; 3rd Vice President Bob Driscoll, director of athletics at Providence College; Secretary Gene Doris, director of athletics at Fairfield University; and Treasurer Tim Hall, director of athletics at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Additionally, the following athletics directors were added to the Executive Committee - Tracy Huth, Oakland University; Len Kaplan, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Mark Orr, St. Mary's College; and Lynne Robinson, Mount St. Mary's University. Longwood University Director of Athletics, Troy Austin, had his term on the Committee extended until 2015.
The new Executive Committee members join Rich Ensor, commissioner at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference; Keri Gaither, director of athletics at the University of Detroit; Mike Lynch, director of athletics at Boston University; Mark Massari, director of athletics at UC Santa Barbara; Dave Mullins, director of athletics at East Tennessee State University; Ed McLaughlin, director of athletics at Niagara University; John Stanley, director of athletics at the University of Evansville; and Steve Watson, director of athletics at St. Bonaventure University on the DI-AAA ADA 2012-13 Executive Committee.
About the Division I-AAA ADA: Now in its 12th year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the 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 48th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.