July 11, 2018
CLEVELAND - The members of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) have selected Mike Meade, senior associate athletics director for academic services at the University of Oklahoma as the President for 2018-19.
“It has been and continues to be a privilege to be a part of N4A,” stated Meade. “With a membership of over 1,900 practitioners, we continue to advance N4A’s mission to support the education, professional development and advancement of our colleagues. In the dynamic environment of intercollegiate athletics, we share a common goal to educate, prepare and support student-athletes in all of their endeavors. The breadth of programming and initiatives within N4A is not only a reflection of the creativity and diversity of our membership, but also a testament to the steadfast commitment of our professional community to student-athlete success. We are excited to continue this momentum in the upcoming year!”
Meade takes over for Felicia Martin, vice president of the eligibility center at the NCAA, who served as Association President during 2017-18. While Meade replaces Martin, Denise Poole, program director for academic services and compliance officer at New York University will assume the role of President-Elect.
In addition to Meade, Martin and Poole, the 2018-19 Board of Directors will include: Jean Boyd, senior associate AD, OSAD at Arizona State University; Patrice Ayeni; Nicole Alderson, assistant athletics director/associate director of the Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence at Florida Atlantic University; Lisa Rubin, assistant professor/student services for intercollegiate athletics at Kansas State University; Ashton Henderson, associate director of football advising/Seminole Leadership Program coordinator at Florida State University; Joe Luckey, senior associate athletics director for student-athlete support services at the University of Cincinnati; Wes Maas, assistant vice president, undergraduate education and director/student-athlete academic center at Florida International University; Ursula Gurney, interim athletics director at UMKC; Brad Horton, associate athletics director for academics & student-athlete development at Georgia State University; Elliott Daniels, associate athletics director for student-athlete engagement at Michigan State University; Rob McDermand, associate athletics director for student-athlete academic services at Stephen F. Austin State University; Kayleigh McCauley, assistant dean of students and director of student support services at Lewis & Clark College; Kacy King, associate athletics director for student-athlete academic services at Florida State University; and Brady Rourke, executive director, learning assistance program at Appalachian State University.
N4A held its 43rd Annual Convention in conjunction with the NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. in June. Next year, the N4A Convention will also take place in conjunction with the NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week, June 6-9 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.
About N4A: N4A, which has been in existence since 1975, is a diverse educational service and professional non-profit organization. Membership of N4A includes academic support and student services personnel who are committed to enhancing opportunities for academic, athletics and personal success for student-athletes. For more information on N4A, visit www.nfoura.org. N4A is administered by NACDA, which is in its 54th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.