VOL. 129 | NO. 143 | Thursday, July 24, 2014
U of M Athletics Director Appointed to NCAA Council
By Don Wade
University of Memphis athletics director Tom Bowen has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Leadership Council.
Bowen was voted to represent the American Athletic Conference on the council by his fellow athletic directors from the conference.
Bowen, who has been athletics director for two years at Memphis, also sits on the College Football Playoff organization’s Athletic Directors Advisory Council.
The NCAA Leadership Council is composed of athletics directors, faculty athletic representatives and conference commissioners from every Division I conference. It serves as an advisory body to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.
The council, which meets four times a year, identifies and examines the structure and governance of the NCAA and helps form the agenda for future legislative actions. The group also oversees a number of NCAA committees, including the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, the Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Committee on Women’s Athletics and all NCAA cabinets.