Kansas City, Mo. - The Women Leaders in College Sports membership elected new Board of Directors and appointed new Nomintating Committee members on Thursday. Sarah Dehring, Director of Athletics for Alma College, was one of the four members named to the Nominating Committee and will begin her term immediately.
The Nominating Committee is elected by the membership and consists of at least eight active members in addition to the Chair. It is the duty of this committee to nominate one candidate for the office of President-Elect, no more than two candidates for each open position on the Board of Directors, and a slate of candidates for open positions on the Nominating Committee. The Chair of the Nominating Committee is appointed by the President from among current Board members. The President and Chief Executive Officer serve as ex-officio members of the committee.
Other responsibilities for the committee members include soliciting and recruiting members interested in serving on the Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee or the office of President. As well as finalizing a slate for review by the Board of Directors for one candidate for the office of President-Elect, no more than two candidates for each open position on the Board of Directors and a slate of candidates for open positions on the Nominating Committee.
Dehring, Director of Athletics since October 2019 and the highest-ranked female in the Scots' athletic department since 2013, will be one of three committee members that serve for NCAA Division III institutions.
"Women Leaders in College Sports is dedicated to developing, connecting, and advancing women in college sports," Dehring said. "I have been incredibly honored to be a part of this organization over the past thre years and would not be in my current role without the community of support and professional development opportunities. The women in this organization care about lifting others and creating a platform for success for all members. I look forward to joining the Nominating Committee and helping carry out the mission of Women Leaders in College Sports by elevating other women in sports and identifying future leaders of the organization."
Founded in 1979, Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA) is the only nationally recognized collegiate professional membership organization whose mission is to develop, connect, and advance women leaders working in intercollegiate athletics. More than 3,500 members strong, Women Leaders promotes the growth, leadership, and success of women as athletics administrators, conference commissioners, professional staff, coaches, and student-athletes. Members of the Nominating Committee will serve one, two-year term, with four members elected in even years and four elected in odd years. Members will be eligible for re-election to a second, two-year term before rotating off the committee for at least two years.
You can read more about Women Leaders in College Sports and their official press release on the announcement here.