UAlbany's Lee McElroy Appointed to NCAA Management Council, Director of Athletics will serve as Division I-AAA At-Large Member

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- University at Albany Director of Athletics and Recreation Lee McElroy has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Management Council. McElroy, who will complete his first year as Albany's director of athletics next month, will serve a three-year term as one of four at-large representatives from I-AA or I-AAA conferences.

The 49-member Division I Management Council includes athletics administrators and faculty representatives. The Council adopts operating bylaws and rules to govern Division I, subject to Board of Directors ratification; interprets Division I bylaws, and develops and administers the Division I budget. America East Conference Commissioner Chris Monasch also serves as a Council member.

"This appointment allows both the University at Albany and America East to be involved in the maintenance of the governance process," said McElroy, who helped UAlbany attain broad-based conference affiliation with its acceptance into America East in January 2001. "We will be able to impact the future operations of Division I intercollegiate athletics."

McElroy, 53, has previously worked with numerous professional organizations and NCAA committees. He is currently involved in the NCAA Degree Completion Program and the Financial Aid Committee. In addition, he has served on two prestigious NCAA Committees: Athletics Certification, a select group of university presidents, athletic administrators and faculty athletic representatives who oversee the certification of more than 300 NCAA Division I institutions, and the NCAA Special Committee on Agents and Amateurism.

In 1998, McElroy was named to the NACDA Executive Committee for the University Division, and chair of the Sears Directors Cup Committee. The Sears Directors Cup is the only national award and academic scholarship program to recognize all NCAA and NAIA championship sports for men and women. Along with his duties for the NCAA and NACDA, McElroy has testified before congressional committees on issues of college athletics, such as gender equity, the welfare of the minority student-athlete and the academic/athletic balance.

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June 7, 2001


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