Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 09/03/2008


The purpose of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee is to advise the President, report to the University Senate, and make appropriate recommendations on matters relevant to the Intercollegiate Athletics Program's status, direction, and major policy/operational processes. Its responsibilities include:

  • Participating actively in decisions related to conference affiliation, sports sponsorship, and the selection of a Director of Athletics
  • Reviewing data, provided by the University Compliance committee, concerning the program's compliance with NCAA and conference compliance regulations and with gender quality and other office of Civil Rights requirements
  • Reviewing data, provided by the Registrar or Faculty Athletic Representative, concerning initial and continuing eligibility of student-athletes
  • Reviewing schedules of athletic contest, particularly in light of their fiscal and academic implications
  • Reviewing financial planning, budgetary management, and other related fiscal activities

The committee consists of the Faculty Athletics Representative, a representative from the Provost's Office, elected faculty representatives from each of the colleges in Towson University, student representatives appointed by the SGA, a representative appointed by University's Chief Financial Officer, the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, and the Director of Campus Recreation Services. The committee chair reports to the University President and provides periodic program updates to the Faculty Senate.


Elected Members:

Dr. Terry Berkeley, College of Education, Secondary Education & Early Childhood Education – Chair
Dr. Gail Gasparich, Associate Dean, Fisher College of Sciences & Mathematics, Faculty Athletics Representative                             
Dr. Ron Hermann, Fisher College of Science & Mathematics
Dr. Natalie Mannix, College of Fine Arts & Communication, Music
Dr. Jennifer Metz, College of Health Professions, Kinesiology
Dr. Howard Nixon, College of Liberal Arts, Sociology
Dr. Tom Rhoads, College of Business & Economics, Economics

Ex-Officio Members:

Ms. Tricia Brandenburg, Deputy Director of Athletics, Internal Operations
Ms. Marina Cooper, Office of the President – Deputy Chief of Staff
Dr. Jonathan Gaines, Sociology
Ms. Jennifer Gajewski, Office of the President – Chief of Staff
Mr. Robert Giordani, Registrar
Dr. Michael Higgins, Chair, Kinesiology
Ms. Bobbi Madison, Assistant Director of Athletics
Ms. Cathy Mattingly, Administration & Finance
Ms. Dorothy Proctor, Administration & Finance
Dr. S. Maggie Reitz, Chair Occupational Therapy & Occupational Sciences
Mr. Grady Sheffield, Campus Recreation Services

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