Jean Lenti Ponsetto to Serve As Second Vice President of I-AAA Athletics Directors Association
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The members of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (D1-AAA ADA) have chosen DePaul’s Athletics Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto as the organization’s 2nd Vice President for the 2007-08 school year it was announced on Thursday.
Now in its seventh year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the 94 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football), in particular, aspects related to their flagship basketball programs. The Association is administered by NACDA, now in its 43rd year. NACDA is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the
Additionally, NACDA administers 10 professional associations for the separate business units that report directly to the athletics director. NACDA also operates the Sports Academy Directors' Cup program, which honors the four all-sports champions in NCAA Divisions I, II and III; and the NAIA. The Association has an awards program that includes the James J. Corbett Memorial Award, the highest administrative award presented in intercollegiate athletics; the AstroTurf Athletics Director of the Year (ADOY) Award, honoring the top-29 athletics directors by division across the country; and the Coca-Cola Community All-American Awards, recognizing seven student-athletes by division for their community service efforts. NACDA also provides a daily web clip service, the NACDA Daily Review; and a bi-monthly magazine, Athletics Administration.
Lee Reed, director of athletics at
Along with Ponsetto, also elected to serve DI-AAA ADA for the 2007-08 term were 1st Vice President Jack McDonald, director of athletics at Quinnipiac University; 3rd Vice President Gary Cunningham, director of athletics at the University of California Santa Barbara; and Secretary Judy Rose, director of athletics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Ken Kavanagh, director of athletics at
Additionally, Nelson Bobb, director of athletics at the University of