Chicoine appointed to NCAA Division I Presidential Advisory Group


SDSU President David Chicoine has been appointed to represent the Summit League on the NCAA Presidential Advisory Group, a collection of 20 college

and university chief executives who report to the NCAA Board of Directors — the association’s highest-ranking governing body. Chicoine’s four-year term begins immediately.

The Presidential Advisory Group includes one president or chancellor from each of the 20 Division I and Football Championship Subdivision conferences, seven of whom are current conference representatives on the board of directors. The advisory group’s primary role is to advise and provide input to the seven members who serve on the board of directors, as well as formulate positions to advise the full board of directors.

The group also reviews all NCAA Division I Leadership Council and Legislative Council recommendations, provides direction on academic policies and suggests implementation methods of any appointed task force group reports.

Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple cited Chicoine’s 11 years as Faculty Athletics Representative while at the University of Illinois as providing a strong perspective for Summit League representation.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Chicoine as our Summit League representative on the presidential advisory group,” Douple said. “With Dr. Chicoine’s background and experience, we will be well represented as the group discusses issues at the national level.”

Chicoine succeeds IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz as the Summit League representative.

The NCAA is a voluntary association governed through a membership-led committee structure. The presidential advisory group meets four times a year, two of those via teleconference.

In addition to the NCAA appointment, Chicoine will begin a two-year term as chair of the Summit League’s Council of Presidents, the highest-ranking governing body within the conference. SDSU Director of Athletics Justin Sell will chair the Summit League’s Joint Council during the same two-year period. The Joint Council includes each institution’s athletic director and senior woman administrator.