Athletics Advisory Council

Appointed by: President

Reports to: President

Number of Members: 16

Faculty/Staff 12

Faculty Representative 1

Ex officio 2

Students 1

Correct as of: September 2018

Purpose. Reports to the President. Serves as an advisory committee to the Athletics Director in matters pertaining to policy and procedures of intercollegiate athletics. Reviews annually all policies of the Southland Conference and NCAA and recommends appropriate actions to the Athletics Director. Participates in the planning for future needs through evaluation of the overall scope, needs, and benefits of the athletics program. Such planning includes the promotion of athletics programs in the university environment and community and assistance in designing recruitment and persistent strategies that will provide access to and success of student athletes in the completion of a degree program.

Member Appointments. The President makes all appointments including the Faculty Representative who may serve an indefinite term. In order to provide for a continuity of service, the 12 faculty and staff members serve staggered 4-year appointments. The University Faculty Senate nominates 2 faculty members per year. The President selects 1 member per year, either faculty or staff. By virtue of position, the Chair of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee serves as a student representative for a one-year term ending August 31. By virtue of the positions, the Director of Athletics and the Chair of the Title IX, Equity and Minority Issues Committee serves as nonvoting, ex-officio members. Re-appointments are permitted.

Chair Appointment. The council elects a chair and a chair-elect.

Council Members

Chair term expires August 31, 2022

Bob Maninger*, Chair
Kandi Tayebi*, Chair-Elect

Terms expire August 31, 2022:

Jose Santiago, Health Sciences
Lisa Connor, Newton Gresham Library
Kandi Tayebi, Humanities & Social Sciences

Terms expire August 31, 2019

Robert Matthews, Business Administration
Gary Oden, Health Sciences
Somer Franklin, Academic Affairs

Terms expire August 31, 2020

David Saxon, Education
Bob Maninger, Education
Dwayne Pavelock, Sciences

Terms expire August 31, 2021

Robin Bittick, Humanities & Social Sciences
Fred Lunenburg, Education
Mary Robbins, Academic Affairs

Student Members: Term expire August 31, 2019:

Adrian Contreras, Chair, Student Athletic Advisory Committee


Chris Thompson, Associate Athletic Director & Senior Women's Administrator
Bobby Williams, Jr., Director of Athletics
Jim Bexley, Faculty Representative, Business Administration

*Name appears more than once

To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Heather Adams
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2394