KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The Athletics Directors Association (ADA) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that the group has entered into a partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
The NAIA-ADA will be the 16th professional association that is managed out of the NACDA & Affiliates office, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
“The ADA is the voice for NAIA athletics administrators,” said Darin Wilson, athletics director at Georgia Gwinnett University. “The ADA is very appreciative to NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione and his staff for working with us to be a member within the NACDA & Affiliates organization.”
“NACDA is pleased to welcome the NAIA-ADA under our intercollegiate umbrella of associations,” said Vecchione. “The addition of the NAIA-ADA reiterates the basic component of NACDA’s mission statement by providing educational opportunities and serving as a vehicle for networking, the exchange of information and advocacy on behalf of the profession.”
The partnership between NACDA and the NAIA-ADA will create more opportunities for NAIA athletics directors to attend the NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week and increase professional development opportunities in athletics administration. The 2016 Convention is scheduled from June 9-17 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. NACDA has allocated $12,000 in grants for NAIA ADA members to travel to the event.
“The NAIA-ADA is excited to partner with NACDA,” says NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. “This partnership complements our athletics directors and provides more opportunities to positively impact our members and the NAIA.”
The NAIA is comprised of over 250 colleges and universities offering 65,000 student-athletes the opportunity to compete in 27 national championship sports. The NAIA continues to promote the importance of student-athletes through initiatives like the Champions of Character program that stresses character in and out of competition while working to improve student-athlete welfare.
Republished with permission NACDA