WSSU chancellor appointed to NCAA Division II Presidents Council

Chancellor Elwood Robinson on campus in spring 2016

WSSU chancellor appointed to NCAA Division II Presidents Council
May 05
04:35 2016

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Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been appointed to serve as the representative from Region 2 on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Presidents Council. Dr. Robinson’s appointment will begin immediately.

“I am honored to be selected to represent the CIAA and all the colleges and universities in Region 2,” said Chancellor Robinson. “Our athletics program is well respected among our peers and is a very important part of the WSSU experience. I am looking forward to helping chart the future of Division II sports and to helping the NCAA achieve its goals for Division II athletics.”

The Presidents Council is Division II’s highest governance office. According to the NCAA, its members are charged with setting the strategic direction of the division in all areas, including the division’s financial affairs and championships administration. The Council is comprised of 16 members, all of whom are presidents or chancellors at their respective Division II institutions.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Robinson has been selected to represent the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in Region 2,” said Jacqie McWilliams, CIAA Commissioner. “His passion for higher education and intercollegiate athletics will contribute immensely to the governance and leadership of Division II and the Association.”

Since Chancellor Robinson’s appointment at WSSU began in January 1, 2015, the university has taken home seven CIAA championships, including women’s indoor track and field (2015 and 2016), volleyball (2016), football (2016), softball (2016), baseball (2015), and cross country (2016).

“Chancellor Robinson’s commitment to our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and alumni is a tremendous asset to WSSU’s athletics program, as well as to our conference and the Division,” said WSSU Director of Athletics Tonia Walker. “He is an outstanding choice for this important role.”

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