Sept. 19, 2014
CLEVELAND – The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have renewed their partnership through 2022. The partnership between the two organizations began in 2009, with CoSIDA joining NACDA & its affiliate associations at their Conventions in 2013, 2014 and again next summer in 2015.
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with CoSIDA through 2022,” stated NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione. “This six year extension (2022) will become the benchmark for all of our 14 associations to target as we begin to strategically reformat our Convention to maximize the multi-tiered educational platforms each of our affiliates associations brings to the table."
As part of the updated agreement, CoSIDA will continue to receive a page in Athletics Administration, NACDA’s magazine that is published eight times a year; will have visibility on NACDA’s website and include content links in the NACDA Daily Review, amongst other opportunities.
"CoSIDA is proud and honored to continue the relationship with our friends at NACDA and the other national affiliates. During the first two years of our Conventions in conjunction with NACDA's, we have enjoyed the opportunity to network with a variety of professions in collegiate athletics. Our members look forward to the opportunity to attend various panels with topics and discussions that benefit our profession and our service to the student-athletes,” said CoSIDA President Eric McDowell, assistant athletics director/sports information at Union College. "I would like to thank Bob Vecchione, Pat Manak, Julie Work and all of the individuals at NACDA who work closely with us now and in the future."
CoSIDA will continue to run their association and Convention independently of NACDA, but their Convention will coincide with NACDA’s each year. The extension of this partnership allows continuous interaction for CoSIDA, NACDA and its affiliate associations members at one common site to discuss issues and share ideas. This partnership opens up the lines of communication and allows the associations to compose joint task forces; cross-over panelists, topics and sessions; and unparalleled networking opportunities for both sides. CoSIDA Convention attendees are encouraged to attend all NACDA affiliate education sessions throughout the NACDA Convention.
The NACDA and CoSIDA Conventions will coincide next summer at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, FL from June 15-18.
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.
About CoSIDA: CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America, http://www.cosida.com) was founded in 1957 and is a 3,000-plus member national organization comprised of the sports public relations, media relations and communications/information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the U.S. and Canada. CoSIDA has two primary missions: 1) Assist communications and public relations professionals at all collegiate levels with professional development and continuing education, 2) Play a significant leadership and resource role within the overall collegiate athletics enterprise, thus helping other management groups and their respective memberships deal with the set of communications-based issues that is the most complex and challenging in history.