June 16, 2008
By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State University Department of Athletics has announced the appointment of three individuals to prestigious NCAA national committees. Director of Athletics Paul Kowalczyk, director of compliance Matt Brewer and women's basketball student-athlete Juanise Cornell will assume committee assignments in conjunction with the reorganization of the NCAA Division I governance structure effective July 1.
Kowalczyk has been named to the NCAA Division I Leadership Council. This council is the primary advisory group to the NCAA Board of Directors. Kowalczyk will represent the Mountain West Conference and is one of 31 members who will chart the course and identify issues impacting the future of NCAA intercollegiate athletics. Kowalczyk will serve a two-year term. Kowalczyk is also one of eight members of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). He is currently in his second year of a four-year term.
Brewer will represent the Mountain West Conference on the NCAA Division I Recruiting Cabinet. This cabinet consists of 21 members who are responsible for recruiting legislation and related issues. The cabinet will report to the Leadership Council. Brewer will serve a three-year term.
Cornell has been named to the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Issues Committee under the Championships and Sports Management Cabinet. Cornell is one of only two women's basketball student-athletes on the 16-member committee, from the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A). This committee ensures appropriate oversight of women's basketball, enhances the development and public perception of the sport and makes recommendations on policy issues. Cornell will serve a three-year term. She is believed to be the first Colorado State University student-athlete to serve on an NCAA national committee.