Pamela Whitten Appointed to NCAA Division I Committee on Academics
KSU president joins diverse team of policy makers
KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 14, 2019) — Kennesaw State University President Pamela Whitten has been appointed to serve on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Committee on Academics for a four-year term.
As a member of the Committee, Whitten will work to support the Association’s academic mission through the management of Division I policy, eligibility standards and the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program. The Committee is composed of university presidents, a provost, faculty athletics representatives, directors of athletics, senior woman administrators, conference administrators and a student-athlete.
The NCAA is a membership-driven association and is governed by more than 150 committees with almost 1,500 committee members from NCAA institutions and conferences. The Division I Committee on Academics’ central purpose is to serve as the division’s primary authority on academic matters.
Whitten’s term on the Committee formally began September 1.
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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.