July 10, 2008
Cleveland, Ohio -- The members of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) elected to have Judy Van Horn, associate athletics director/senior woman administrator at the University of Michigan, to continue to serve as president for 2008-09. Amy Folan, associate athletics director for compliance at the University of Texas at Austin will continue to serve as 1st Vice President of the Association.
Earlier this year, the NAAC Board of Directors elected Van Horn and Folan to lead the association through its restructure phase to better serve intercollegiate athletics. To date, the restructuring has included the association name change from the National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators to the National Association for Athletics Compliance, the passing of updated association by-laws, and the association’s first convention held at the same site as the NACDA Convention.
"We were excited that we had such a tremendous turnout at the 2008 NAAC Convention and look to continue that trend in 2009," stated Van Horn. "I look forward to leading the association for another year with the help of our new officers and board members. Our association will continue to look at making sure our voice is heard on major compliance issues and to serve as a resource for the NCAA and the membership."
Also elected to serve as officers for the 2008-09 were Tony Hernandez, senior associate athletics director at the University of Miami (2nd Vice President) and Kate Hickey, senior associate athletics director/senior woman administrator at Rutgers University (3rd Vice President).
Elected to serve the Association for 2008-09 were Julie Cromer, director of membership services, NCAA; Past President Travis Feezell, Belmont Abbey; Brad Hostetter, director of membership services, NCAA; Jamie McCloskey, senior associate athletics director, University of Florida; John Morris, senior associate athletics director compliance-student development, University of Washington; Past President Noreen Morris, associate athletics director-intercollegiate services, Northwestern University; Melody Reifel Werner, associate athletics director-compliance & special projects, Eastern Michigan University; Jessica Reo, senior associate athletics director for student services, University of Central Florida; Donna Sanft, executive associate athletics director, University of Pittsburgh; Christian Spears, assistant athletics director-compliance, Southern Illinois University; and Wendy Taylor May, senior associate AD-internal operations, University of California San Diego.
About NAAC: NAAC is in its 11th year and serves as the professional and educational association of senior compliance administrators. For more information on NAAC, please visit www.naaccompliance.com. The Association is administered by NACDA, which is now in its 44th year. NACDA is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention.