CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameKevin Melendrez
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD
Official Name of the BoardAthletics Council
Effective date of establishment08/2000
Authorizing Body or OfficialPresident
Type of BoardStanding
Purpose

The NMSU Athletics Council serves in an advisory capacity to:

• The President of the University (Garrey Carruthers);
• The Faculty Athletic Representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Jim Peach); and
• The Director of Athletics (Mario Moccia).

The purpose of the NMSU Athletics Council is to:
• advise these persons relative to the rules, regulations and administration of intercollegiate athletics
• formulate and present to the Faculty Senate recommendations for its consideration regarding policies and programs, keeping in mind that the primary purpose of the athletic program is to further the educational goals of the University and to serve the students both as participants and spectators and,
• submit an annual report of its activities to the Faculty Senate

Scope of ImpactCampus
Authority

The NMSU Athletics Council serves in an advisory capacity to:

• The President of the University (Garrey Carruthers);
• The Faculty Athletic Representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Jim Peach); and
• The Director of Athletics (Mario Moccia).

Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year
MEMBERSHIP
NameKevin Melendrez
FirstKevin
LastMelendrez
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Co-Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year
Was there a co-chair for 2016 - 2017?No
NameDavid Keeley
Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year
FirstDavid
Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year
LastKeeley
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Is there a co-chair for 2017 - 2018?No
Additional Membership Details
What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

Deans, ASNMSU, Employee Council, Faculty Senate

Members are appointed byAs Individuals
Position appointment description

During April of the appropriate year, each college shall either elect faculty members, or the college's dean shall appoint a faculty member, to serve a three (3) year term beginning in September of that year. Faculty members may serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. Two students will be elected from and by ASNMSU senators and officers at the first ASNMSU meeting in September of each year for one (1) year term. Students may serve no more than two (2) consecutive one (1) year terms. The member from the Employee Council shall be elected each April, from its staff members only, for a two (2) year term. Employee Council member shall serve no more than two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms.

A faculty athletics representative (FAR) to the NCAA and the WAC shall be appointed by the President of the University. The appointment to the Western Athletic Conference shall be from a separate list of three names of University representatives nominated by the Committee on Committees of the Faculty Senate as a whole. The Faculty Senate representative will be elected from and by the Faculty Senate in May to serve a three (3) year term. The Faculty Senate member may serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. This person shall be responsible for liaison between the Athletics Council and the Faculty Senate and for the introduction in the Faculty Senate of proposed legislation arising in the Athletics Council.

Is membership representative?No
What are the terms of appointment?

During April of the appropriate year, each college shall either elect faculty members, or the college's dean shall appoint a faculty member, to serve a three (3) year term beginning in September of that year. Faculty members may serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. Two students will be elected from and by ASNMSU senators and officers at the first ASNMSU meeting in September of each year for one (1) year term. Students may serve no more than two (2) consecutive one (1) year terms. The member from the Employee Council shall be elected each April, from its staff members only, for a two (2) year term. Employee Council member shall serve no more than two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms.

A faculty athletics representative (FAR) to the NCAA and the WAC shall be appointed by the President of the University. The appointment to the Western Athletic Conference shall be from a separate list of three names of University representatives nominated by the Committee on Committees of the Faculty Senate as a whole. The Faculty Senate representative will be elected from and by the Faculty Senate in May to serve a three (3) year term. The Faculty Senate member may serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. This person shall be responsible for liaison between the Athletics Council and the Faculty Senate and for the introduction in the Faculty Senate of proposed legislation arising in the Athletics Council.

Are terms staggered?No
Are members subject to reappointment?Yes
Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

During April of the appropriate year, each college shall either elect faculty members, or the college's dean shall appoint a faculty member, to serve a three (3) year term beginning in September of that year. Faculty members may serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. Two students will be elected from and by ASNMSU senators and officers at the first ASNMSU meeting in September of each year for one (1) year term. Students may serve no more than two (2) consecutive one (1) year terms. The member from the Employee Council shall be elected each April, from its staff members only, for a two (2) year term. Employee Council member shall serve no more than two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms.

A faculty athletics representative (FAR) to the NCAA and the WAC shall be appointed by the President of the University. The appointment to the Western Athletic Conference shall be from a separate list of three names of University representatives nominated by the Committee on Committees of the Faculty Senate as a whole. The Faculty Senate representative will be elected from and by the Faculty Senate in May to serve a three (3) year term. The Faculty Senate member may serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. This person shall be responsible for liaison between the Athletics Council and the Faculty Senate and for the introduction in the Faculty Senate of proposed legislation arising in the Athletics Council.

List board members for the 2016-17 academic year:For each member, provide name, title and college/department affiliation under the appropriate heading below (i.e. voting member OR ex-officio/non-voting member).
What is the process for filling vacant positions?

During April of the appropriate year, each college shall either elect faculty members, or the college's dean shall appoint a faculty member, to serve a three (3) year term beginning in September of that year. Faculty members may serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. Two students will be elected from and by ASNMSU senators and officers at the first ASNMSU meeting in September of each year for one (1) year term. Students may serve no more than two (2) consecutive one (1) year terms. The member from the Employee Council shall be elected each April, from its staff members only, for a two (2) year term. Employee Council member shall serve no more than two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms.

A faculty athletics representative (FAR) to the NCAA and the WAC shall be appointed by the President of the University. The appointment to the Western Athletic Conference shall be from a separate list of three names of University representatives nominated by the Committee on Committees of the Faculty Senate as a whole. The Faculty Senate representative will be elected from and by the Faculty Senate in May to serve a three (3) year term. The Faculty Senate member may serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. This person shall be responsible for liaison between the Athletics Council and the Faculty Senate and for the introduction in the Faculty Senate of proposed legislation arising in the Athletics Council.

What is the process for selecting a chair?

The chair is chosen by the members of the council at the first meeting of each academic year.

Number of voting members11
Number of ex-officio/non-voting members4
Voting Members
Voting Member 1
Voting Member 1 NameKevin Melendrez
FirstKevin
LastMelendrez
TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentAccounting
Voting Member 2 NameDavid Keeley
Voting Member 2
FirstDavid
LastKeeley
TitleAsst Professor
Voting Member 3
DepartmentKinisieology and Dance
Voting Member 3 NamePriscilla Bloomquist
FirstPriscilla
LastBloomquist
TitleProfessor
Voting Member 4
Voting Member 4 NameDavid Rockstraw
DepartmentHRTM
FirstDavid
LastRockstraw
TitleAcademic Dept. Head
DepartmentChemical engineering
Voting Member 5
Voting Member 5 NameChad Martin
FirstChad
LastMartin
TitleStudent
DepartmentASNMSU
Voting Member 6
Voting Member 6 NameKimberly Ferrante
FirstKimberly
LastFerrante
TitleStudent
DepartmentASNMSU
Voting Member 7
Voting Member 7 NameSatya Rao
FirstSatya
TitleProfessor
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health Sciences
LastRao
Voting Member 8
Voting Member 8 NameJim Peach
FirstJim
LastPeach
TitleFaculty Athletic Rep
DepartmentEconomics
Voting Member 9
Voting Member 9 NameKeith Mandabach
FirstKeith
TitleProfessor
LastMandabach
DepartmentHRTM, Employee Council Rep
Voting Member 10
Voting Member 10 NameDavid Keys
FirstDavid
LastKeys
TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentCriminal Justice
Voting Member 11 NameSpencer Herrera
Voting Member 11
FirstSpencer
LastHerrera
DepartmentDepartment of Languages and Linguistics
TitleAssociate Professor
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Voting Member 68
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Members
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 1
FirstMario
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 1 NameMario Moccia
LastMoccia
TitleDirector of Athletics
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 2
DepartmentAthletics
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 2 NameBraun Cartwright
FirstBraun
LastCartwright
TitleDeputy AD/COO
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 3
DepartmentAthletics
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 3 NameJames Hall
FirstJames
LastHall
TitleAssociate AD, Sports Administrator and Student Development
DepartmentAthletics
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 4
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 4 NameMaria Rocha-Hall
FirstMaria
LastRocha-Hall
TitleAssistant to the Director
DepartmentAthletics
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 5
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 6
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 7
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 8
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 9
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 10
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 11
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 12
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Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 21
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 22
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 23
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 24
MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Athletics

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

There is no requirement. However, the council meets at least once per sememster

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?Yes
List of Meeting Dates

November 9
December 7
February 15
April 25

Major Accomplishments

The council served in an advisory capacity and :

1. Reviewed the Athletics Department of Gender Equity Plan Progress
2. Reviewed the Student Athlete Handbook
3. Reviewed a summary the academic performance of student athletes
4. Served in an advisory capacity regarding academic and advising processes used by the athletic department


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