June 22, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame deputy athletics director Missy Conboy is one of the eight individuals selected over the weekend to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

Executive committee members selected include athletics directors Warde Manuel, University at Buffalo; Ed McLean, Fayetteville State University; John Scarpino, Seminole Community College; Joe Tubb, South Plains College; and John Volek, Sierra College. Conboy; Patty Viverito, commissioner, Missouri Valley Football Conference; and Dan Beebe, commissioner, Big 12 Conference, were selected as at-large representatives.

NACDA members selected Randy Spetman, director of athletics at Florida State University, to serve as president for 2009-10. Spetman, who replaced outgoing president Joan Cronan, women’s athletics director at the University of Tennessee, was announced as president Saturday in conjunction with the Association’s 44th Annual Convention, which was held June 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort.

Also elected to serve NACDA for the 2009-10 term were 1st Vice President Dave Roach, director of athletics at Colgate University; 2nd Vice President Dan Guerrero, director of athletics at UCLA; 3rd Vice President Kevin Anderson, director of athletics at the United States Military Academy; and David Stair, director of athletics at Evangel University, to the fourth year of a five-year term as secretary.

Conboy, a 1982 Notre Dame graduate and former basketball player, joined the Notre Dame athletics administration in 1987. A former member of the NCAA Legislative Review, Interpretations and Men’s Tennis Committees, she is currently a member of the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

NACDA, now in its 45th year, 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 2,300 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers 11 professional associations for the separate business units that report directly to the athletics directors.

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