LEAD1 ASSOCIATION

October 5th, 2016 | by CollegeAD
LEAD1 ASSOCIATION
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The D1A Athletic Directors’ Association recently concluded its annual meeting in Dallas, where the Association concluded a year-long process to redefine the role the Association intends to play in shaping the future of collegiate athletics. The redefinition includes a rebranding of the Association with the new name, LEAD1, and a new mission statement. LEAD1’s mission statement is, “Supporting the athletic directors of America’s leading intercollegiate programs in preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.” At the annual meeting, Mark Hollis, the Athletics Director of Michigan State University and current chair of the NCAA Men’s Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, was selected as First Vice Chair of LEAD1. Hollis will assume the Chairmanship of LEAD1 on July 1, 2017.  Dan Radakovich, the Director of Athletics at Clemson University and current member of the College Football Playoffs Selection Committee, was elected Second Vice Chair and will succeed Hollis as Chair in July of 2019. Reflecting LEAD1’s commitment to shape the rules that govern college athletics and advocate for its future, its members agreed to explore forming a political action committee (“PAC”), which would be the first in college sports. The Association also announced that next year’s annual meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. LEAD1 is an association representing the 129 ADs from the NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools, which are located in 44 states across America. –Read More

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