JCSU's Natasha Wilson Selected to the NCAA Divsiion II Membership Committee; Will Attend NCAA Leadership Institute

by Golden Bulls Sports Information Department 

Charlotte, N.C. (May 18, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University Associate Athletics Director, Compliance Coordinator and Senior Woman Administrator, Natasha Wilson has been selected to the NCAA Division II Membership Committee and will also attend the NCAA Leadership Institute this upcoming summer.

As a member of the membership committee, Wilson will assist in reviewing and consideration of pertaining to the Division II membership requirements and membership compliance issues. The committee establishes policies and procedures for prospective member institutions and conferences to achieve active membership status in Division II, and has the authority to approve or deny a prospective member's request for membership.

The committee also handles NCAA Convention tasks related to Division II business, which include examining the credentials of Division II delegates, determining the authority of any Division II delegate to vote or otherwise represent a member institution at an annual or special Convention and counting the votes at an annual or special Convention. 

In addition, the committee has the authority to conduct an audit of an institution's fulfillment of membership requirements if the institution is placed on probation for failure to fulfill more than one membership requirement during a 10-year period. The committee also reviews issues regarding membership requirements (such as sports sponsorship and financial aid) that are discovered during the enforcement process, and imposes, when necessary, penalties for noncompliance.

Wilson's appointment on the committee will last through August 2021.

In addition, she will attend the NCAA Leadership Institute this upcoming summer from July 8-14 in Tampa, Florida. 

The NCAA Leadership Institute provides tailored programming to assist ethnic minorities in strategically mapping and planning their careers in athletics administration by providing professional development programming over the course of a calendar year, which includes two, one-week programs at the beginning and conclusion of that year.

Combining the in-person sessions, continuing education activities throughout the year and the extensive alumni group, participants not only exceedingly enhance and master skill sets but also explore and plan for future career goals and paths.