USCA's Dr. Sandra Jordan Elected Chair of NCAA DII Presidents Council

USCA's Dr. Sandra Jordan Elected Chair of NCAA DII Presidents Council

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – University of South Carolina Aiken Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan has been elected as the next chair of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council.

Dr. Jordan's term will begin after the January 2020 meeting. She currently serves as the chair of the Peach Belt Conference Board of Directors and is a Division II representative to the NCAA Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is the highest governance body in the NCAA and is composed of institutional chief executive officers that oversee Association-wide issues. 

The Presidents Council is Division II's highest governance office. Its members are charged with setting the strategic direction for the division in all areas, including the division's financial affairs and championships administration. The Presidents Council is also the primary sponsor of legislative proposals at the NCAA Convention, and the chair of the Council moderates the Division II Business Session at the annual Convention.

There are currently 16 members, all of whom serve as presidents or chancellors at their respective Division II institutions. The Council's composition is based on a weighted regional representation that includes one president or chancellor per region for every 22 institutions in that region. In addition, two "at-large" positions exist to help achieve diversity of representation and to accommodate independent institutions.