DIIICA Featured Headlines

  • DIIICA Feature | Officiating Roundtable (State of Collegiate Officiating)
    September 22, 2020
    Chuck Yrigoyen (Commissioner, American Rivers Conference) leads a conversation with various stakeholders directly involved in the DIIICA's recently released "Strategic Analysis of the State of Collegiate Officiating".
  • DIIICA Feature | Introduction to the Strategic Analysis of the State of Collegiate Officiating
    September 09, 2020
    Division III leads the way on ground-breaking officiating project that recommends a need for systemic and cultural changes. ODAC Associate Commissioner J.J. Nekoloff talks with NEWMAC Executive Director Patrick B. Summers, Chair of the Division III Commissioners Association's (DIIICA) committee focused on this initiative. They provide an overview of the project and the steps outlined towards implementation.
  • Leading Important Discussions About Race in College Athletics Administration
    August 28, 2020
    For NCAA Division III commissioners Portia Hoeg and Patrick Summers, being the only people of color in their positions has been starkly divergent.
  • Chris Roekle Appointed New CAC Commissioner
    June 16, 2020
    The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) has announced the promotion of Chris Roekle to be its next Commissioner, effective July 1, 2020.
  • Jeff Ligney Named NACC Commissioner
    April 15, 2020
    The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Council of Chief Executive Officers announced today that Jeff Ligney has been selected as the NACC's second full-time commissioner. Ligney succeeds Dr. G. Steven Larson, who has served as NACC Commissioner since the league's founding in 2006 and will be retiring on July 31.
  • Harris Selected WIAC Commissioner
    March 24, 2020
    The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) announced today that Danielle Harris has been selected to succeed Gary Karner who is retiring following a 24-year tenure as the WIAC commissioner. Harris will assume the position effective July 1.
  • Megan Morrison Appointed as the Next MAC Executive Director
    February 18, 2020
    On February 18, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Executive Committee Chair and Misericordia University President Dr. Thomas Botzman announced the appointment of Megan Morrison as the next Executive Director of the MAC.
  • D3CA Announces Partnership with The PICTOR Group
    October 14, 2019
    As sports organizations nationwide address the issues of recruitment, treatment, and quality of officiating, the Division III Commissioners Association today announced it is partnering with The PICTOR Group​ to conduct a comprehensive study of this vital element of the student-athlete experience. The announcement was made by Joe Onderko, Commissioner of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and President of the DIIICA, and Patrick B. Summers, Executive Director of the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference and Chair of the DIIICA’s Officiating Subcommittee.
  • NECC Announces Hiring of Jacob VanRyn as Commissioner
    June 27, 2019
    The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) has announced the hiring of Jacob VanRyn as its third Commissioner, effective July 22, 2019.
  • D3CA Presents 2018-19 Service Awards
    June 25, 2019
    The annual Division III Commissioners Association (D3CA) meetings in Indianapolis feature pair of service milestone award presentations over the two-day affair at the NCAA offices.
  • Samuelson Named Next Commissioner of Little East Conference
    June 07, 2019
    Pamela S. Samuelson, PhD has been named the next commissioner of the Little East Conference (LEC), it was announced Friday by Rhode Island College President Frank Sánchez, who chaired the search committee. Samuelson will assume leadership of New England's premiere NCAA Division III conference for public institutions July 22, 2019.
  • Katie Boldvich Named as Landmark Conference Commissioner
    May 15, 2019
    The presidents of the Landmark Conference member institutions have unanimously selected Katie Boldvich as its full-time commissioner following an extensive national search. She will begin her duties on July 1, 2019. Boldvich, one of 18 female conference commissioners in NCAA Division III athletics, has served for this past year as the commissioner of the New England Collegiate Conference.
  • Hoeg Named Executive Director of Centennial Conference
    March 20, 2019
    The Centennial Conference Presidents’ Council has selected Portia Hoeg as the second full-time Executive Director in the 26-year history of the Conference. She will replace Steve Ulrich, who will retire from the position this June after serving as the only Executive Director in the Conference’s history.
  • HCAC Selects Jones as Next Commissioner
    March 06, 2019
    The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) has named Jay K. Jones to serve as the conference's next Commissioner, beginning July 1, 2019. Jones will be the fourth Commissioner in the 20 year history of the HCAC.
  • CCIW Selects Mauren A. Harty to Serve as Executive Director Beginning in 2019-20
    December 05, 2018
    The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) announced today the hiring of Maureen A. Harty to serve as the conference’s Executive Director beginning July 1, 2019. In this capacity, she will serve as only the second full-time commissioner in the conference’s history.
  • D3CA Talking Points | NCAA Board of Governors
    October 12, 2018
    The Division III Commissioners Association has produced a background / talking points document for the 2019 NCAA Convention vote on the addition of five public members to the NCAA's Board of Governors. The text of that document follows here.
  • Iowa Conference Now American Rivers Conference
    August 09, 2018
    One of the nation's best NCAA Division III conferences today positions itself for a future as notable as its past. Honoring its heritage in Iowa and its recent expansion outside the state, the American Rivers Conference brand will build on the academic and athletic success provided by its legacy, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
  • NCAA Division III SAAC Recap | July 2018
    August 08, 2018
    Recap and notes from the NCAA Division III SAAC Meeting on July 14-15, 2018.
  • Kaiser Named SLIAC Commissioner
    June 04, 2018
    Dick Kaiser has been named as the next Commissioner of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). Kaiser brings a wealth of experience to the position, having worked in collegiate athletics for over 40 years including 19 years as an Athletic Director.
  • Atlantic East Tabs Huntley as Founding Commissioner
    May 31, 2018
    The newly formed Atlantic East Conference, a Division III league comprised of seven private institutions, has announced its first hire, as Jessica Huntley was named commissioner this past week.
  • NECC Names Hartman-Boldvich as Next Commissioner
    May 22, 2018
    The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) has announced the hiring of Katie Hartman-Boldvich as its second Commissioner, effective July 1, 2018.
  • Division III SAAC Meeting Highlights | April 2018
    May 15, 2018
    Highlights from the April meeting of the Division III SAAC.
  • SCAC's Mucci Accepts Position with MVC
    April 23, 2018
    In an announcement made today from the league office, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Assistant Commissioner Katie Mucci has accepted the position of Assistant Commissioner for New Media and Technology for the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference.
  • HCAC Selects Maureen Harty as Commissioner
    March 01, 2018
    The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) has selected Maureen A. Harty as the conference's third Commissioner. Harty will follow Christopher Ragsdale who announced in October that he will retire from the position on June 30.
  • Morenz Steps Down as SLIAC Commissioner
    February 14, 2018
    Angie Morenz has announced her resignation as the Commissioner of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and will be returning to Blackburn College to serve in the role of Dean of Work, overseeing the Blackburn College work program.
  • College Football 150th Anniversary Reveals Logo
    February 08, 2018
    Fresh off national signing day and the excitement surrounding it, the look of the College Football 150th Anniversary celebration is ready with the release of the campaign logo. In addition, CFB150 has announced a partnership with The Marketing Arm to assist with all facets of the upcoming anniversary.
  • DIIICA Honors Heartland's Ragsdale
    February 02, 2018
    The Division III Commissioners Association (D3CA) awarded its annual Meritorious Service Award at the groups yearly official business meeting at the 2018 NCAA National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. This year's honoree is Chris Ragsdale, commissioner for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • 2018 NCAA Convention -- SAAC Update
    February 01, 2018
    Updates and highlights from the NCAA Division III SAAC meeting at the 2018 NCAA National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
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