Monday February 23rd, 2015

The Division I Council has chairs to the seven standing committees that will report to the council, the NCAA announced on Monday.

The council will begin adding additional members to each committee in the coming months and plans to have the groups fully operational during the 2015-16 legislative cycle. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be tasked with making the appointments to each committee.

The committees will review and provide feedback on proposals submitted by NCAA conferences. Any conference that wishes to have a proposal considered during the fall session is required to submit it prior to the Sept. 1 deadline.

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Drake athletics director Sandy Hatfield Clubb will head the Strategic Vision and Planning Committee, tasked with planning and research, as well as membership, business and legal issues and health and safety.

Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart will direct the Competition Oversight Committee. His committee will manage competitive matters for all sports other than football and basketball, and will oversee the NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee.

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero will lead the Men's Basketball Oversight Committee. The group, which will manage competition issues within the sport, will combine the work of the multiple groups dedicated to men's basketball issues that existed under the previous Division I governance structure.

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DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will direct the Women's Basketball Oversight Committee, which will function in the same role as Guerrero's committee.

Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby will chair the Football Oversight Committee. Bowlsby's group will consolidate the work of several previous committees in order to manage competitive issues within NCAA football.

Cal Poly athletics director Don Oberhelman will take the reins of the Legislative Committee, which will review all potential rule changes and provide recommendations to the Division I Council, which will make the final vote.

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Harvard athletics director Bob Scalise will oversee the Student-Athlete Experience Committee, considering issues such as awards, benefits, financial aid, recruiting, amateurism and personnel. His group will also recommend policy and rule changes.

Each committee will be made up of members from the council, representatives from the NCAA membership and a voting member from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

- Christopher Woody

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