NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 2, 2019) -- Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Commissioner Dan Mara was recently named the 2nd Vice President of the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), as recently announced by the national organization of NCAA Division II commissioners. Mara will move through the D2CCA governing structure and will chair the organization in 2021-22.
Mara, who has nearly 15 years of experience as Commissioner of the CACC, will bring extensive knowledge to the position to help guide the D2CCA into an exciting future. The D2CCA plays a major role in helping to shape the vision of NCAA Division II, as the commissioners represent the various member schools throughout the nation at the D2 level.
Erin Lind, Commissioner of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), was elected as President of D2CCA.
"It is an honor to assume the role of President of the D2 CCA for the upcoming academic year, and I would like to thank Julie Ruppert for her leadership over the past year as our President," stated Lind. "Our goal as an association will continue to be a communication link among conferences as we discuss views, policies and regulations that impact NCAA Division II. It is a privilege to work with the other 22 commissioners as we serve as a voice to the NCAA representing our member colleges and universities."
Lind takes the reins from Julie Ruppert, commissioner at the Northeast-10 Conference (NE10), who will transition to Immediate Past President. Serving alongside Lind will be: 1st Vice President, Tom Daeger, commissioner, Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC); and Mara.
In addition to the 2019-20 Officers, the following conference commissioners make up the Association membership: Mitch Cox, California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA); Jacqie McWilliams, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA); Chris Colvin, Conference Carolinas (CC); Robert Dranoff, East Coast Conference (ECC); Will Prewitt, Great American Conference (GAC); Kris Dunbar, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC); Jim Naumovich, Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC); David Haglund, Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC); Matt Wilson, Gulf South Conference (GSC); Jay Poerner, Lone Star Conference (LSC); Mike Racy, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA); Reid Amos, Mountain East Conference (MEC); Julie Ruppert, Northeast-10 (NE10); Bob Hogue, Pacific West Conference (PWC); Dave Brunk, Peach Belt Conference (PBC); Steve Murray, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC); Chris Graham, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC); Pat Britz, South Atlantic Conference; Gregory Moore, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC); and Ed Pasque, Sunshine State Conference (SSC).
About D2 CCA: Initiated in 1992 to promote its member conferences and institutions, D2 CCA has made its mark in providing a united front for NCAA Division II athletics. Created after the break-up of the College Division Commissioners Association, the D2 CCA continues to create lines of communication and opportunities for its member conferences. The D2 CCA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 55th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.