KANSAS CITY, Mo. – UMKC Director of Athletics Carla Wilson has been appointed the Western Athletic Conference representative to the NCAA Division I Council, it was announced Wednesday.
The Division I Council is a high-level group responsible for the day-to-day decision-making for Division I. Athletics directors, athletics administrators, senior women administrators, faculty athletics representatives and student-athletes serve on the council. Every Division I conference is represented on the council.
“Carla Wilson’s selection by her peers to represent the Western Athletic Conference in the NCAA’s primary decision-making body is a testament to her leadership and the regard in which she is held in the collegiate athletic community,” UMKC Chancellor Leo E. Morton said. “Carla’s leadership has generated unprecedented levels of success for our athletic programs and our student-athletes in competition, in the classroom and as successful alumni.”
“I am honored to be the WAC representative on the Division I Council,” Wilson said. “I look forward to reviewing and discussing issues that affect Division I institutions, and contributing to making decisions that are in the best interest of the student-athletes and institutions we serve.”
Wilson's appointment begins immediately and runs until June 30, 2018. She will be eligible to be reappointed to an additional four-year term at that time.
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