June 18, 2004
Cleveland, Ohio – Notre Dame athletics director Kevin White has been chosen to serve as third vice president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) for 2004-05. White was elected during NACDA’s 39th Annual Convention, held June 11-13 in Dallas. Texas.
Appointed Notre Dame’s athletics director on March 13, 2000, he has guided the Notre Dame athletic department to unprecedented across-the-board success during his tenure. White oversaw the department’s unconditional recertification by the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification that was announced in May 2004. A career educator and one of the most respected athletic administrators in the nation, White previously had been athletic director at Arizona State, Tulane University, the University of Maine and Loras College.
Also elected to serve NACDA for the 2004-05 team were president Gene DeFilippo, director of athletics at Boston College; 1st vice president Tim Curley, director of athletics at Penn State; 2nd vice president Lee McElroy, director of athletics at the University of Albany; and Greg Feris, director of athletics at Wayland Baptist University, to the first year of a five-year term as secretary.
Executive Committee members selected include athletics director Andy Geiger of Ohio State University as a University Division representative. New At-Large representatives are Bridget Belgiovine, director of Division III at the NCAA; Marcy Girton, associate athletics director at Texas Christian University; Jody Mooradian, associate athletics director at Boston College; and Carol Sprague, senior associate athletics director at the University of Pittsburgh.
NACDA, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, serves as the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference commissioners at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. NACDA offers numerous educational and networking opportunities to its members. Additionally, NACDA administers the United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup program, which honors the all-sports champion in each of the NCAA Divisions I, II and III and the NAIA. NACDA also publishes Athletics Administration, an informative national magazine considered the voice of college athletics administration, six times a year.