GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz has been appointed Vice-Chair of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) President’s Council as announced by the conference. Hurwitz will serve a two-year term, beginning immediately, in this position before being elevated to the Chair position, another two-year appointment.
“This is quite a honor for Gallaudet University and myself to be selected as the new Vice-Chair of the NEAC President’s Council,” said Hurwitz. “Gallaudet is ecstatic for its first year (2010-11) in the NEAC starting this summer. We look forward to being a contributing member of the conference.”
Gallaudet officially joins the NEAC this summer after being in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) for 20 years. Gallaudet is a charter member of the CAC that formed back in 1989.
The new NEAC President’s Council Chair is Lisa Marsh Ryerson from Wells College.
“The NEAC is excited to welcome Dr. Alan Hurwitz as the new Vice-Chair to the NEAC President's Council. As a new NEAC member we are excited that Gallaudet has stepped into an important leadership role,” said NEAC commissioner Candice Poiss Murray.
The NEAC was re-formed in 2004 with 12 independent colleges who wanted be a part of a conference. The current membership stands at nine full fledge institutions from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to go with several associate members. The NEAC membership includes Cazenovia College, D'Youville College, Keuka College, Penn State University-Berks, Penn State University-Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, Wells College and Wilson College. The associate members are Medaille College, Rutgers University-Camden, SUNY Oneonta and University of Dallas.
The NEAC and its member institutions operate intercollegiate athletics programs that must be consistent with the NCAA Division III philosophy. The NEAC recognizes that intercollegiate athletics are an integral and essential part of the collegiate experience and should operate in harmony with the educational mission of its member institutions. NEAC members must strive to uphold the highest ethical standards of athletic competition. Membership in the NEAC is intended for colleges and universities that provide a broad base of athletic competition for men and women. For more information about the NEAC please log onto www.neacsports.com.
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