Aug. 1, 2014
CLEVELAND – The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout the 2014-15 year, culminating with its 50th Convention next summer, set to take place during the NACDA & Affiliates Convention week, from June 11-18 in Orlando, Fla.
The year-long celebration will include unique videos and interviews with Past President’s, features in Athletics Administration and a commemorative logo that will be used throughout NACDA’s collateral materials.
We are excited and proud to look back over the last 50 years and reiterate to our membership how far we have come as a profession,” said NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione. “Utilizing all of our print and digital assets, the next 12 months will be a walk down memory lane, culminating at our Convention next June. We will also be producing a commemorative publication that will be provided to each of our 1600 member institutions.
NACDA has come a long way since its first Convention at the Congress Hotel in Chicago in 1966. With LSU Athletics Director James Corbett at the helm as President and Dr. Elvis Star, President of Indiana University, serving as the first keynote speaker, the first Convention had 11 exhibitors. Corbett, along with President-Elect Richard Larkins from Ohio State and Secretary Lysle Butler, Oberlin College, undoubtedly played a key role in growing NACDA in its formative years.
NACDA will hold its 50th Convention in 2015 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.
About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 50th year, is the professional and educational Association for more than 11,000 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 5,500 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 14 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.