UAlbany's Lee McElroy Appointed to NCAA Management Council, Director
of Athletics will serve as Division I-AAA At-Large Member
Contact: Brian DePasquale, Assistant Athletics Director
for Media Relations
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
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June 7, 2001
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