Ford, Scott join NCAA DII Presidents Council
Editor's note: This article was excerpted from a National Collegiate Athletic Association news release.
Deborah Ford, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Steven Scott, president of Pittsburg State University, recently were elected to the Division II Presidents Council.
"Student-athletes, their success in the classroom and their connection with the communities served by NCAA Division II colleges and universities across the country is at the foundation of the Division II mission," Ford said. "I am eager to serve alongside others who are dedicated to sustaining the high standards in academic-achievement and community connections in athletics through the Division II Presidents Council."
Scott said he also looks forward to the assignment.
"I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the individuals who are serving on the Council, and I'm looking forward to working alongside them in support of the ideals and initiatives of Division II," Scott said. "I've come to believe that much of Pittsburg State's success is directly connected to our embracing the Division II experience for our student-athletes and its focus on academics, community engagement and excellence."The Council is a 16-member board composed of chief executives from Division II member institutions. Ford and Scott were elected to fill vacancies within Region 3. One was to replace Judith Ramaley, who is retiring as president of Winona State University. The other opening resulted from an expansion of the Council based on Division II membership growth.