Loras College President Appointed to NCAA Division III Advisory Group
Wed, Mar. 27, 2013 - [Loras]

Loras College President Jim Collins ('84) was recently appointed as a member of the NCAA Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group. Collins' term of service on the President's Advisory Group begins immediately and continues through the close of the January 2015 NCAA Convention.


The NCAA President's Advisory Group was established in response to the desire of the Division III Presidents Council to more directly and effectively engage presidents and chancellors in governance discussions at the national, conference and institutional levels. The Advisory Group functions to bring presidential input from every participating conference to the Presidents Council.


"My role as a member of this advisory group will give the Iowa Conference and Loras a voice in the decision making process related to the NCAA Division III athletic programs at the national level.  Since NCAA Division III athletics are a major part of our campus experience, I look forward to sharing our Conference's and our College's perspective on matters related to these discussions," said Collins.


Loras is no stranger to having individuals represented at the highest NCAA national levels. Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach, Dan Rothert, just finished serving as the Chair of the NCAA III Men's and Women's Soccer Committee; Travis Misner, a baseball student-athlete, is Chair of the NCAA Student Athletic Advisory Committee and was a representative of the United States at the International University Sport Federation (FISU) Forum last year; and Associate Director of Athletics is Chair of the NCAA III Men's and Women's Golf Committee. Most recently, senior point guard Brittney Cato (Chicago, Ill.) was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) Charles T. Stoner Law Award.


Loras College competes in 22 NCAA Division III sports and has taken an active leadership role at the national level, hosting regional and national soccer and wrestling tournaments. Through December, Loras ranked 22nd among almost 500 NCAA athletic programs through Fall 2012 competition and the best among all Iowa Conference institutions.