GLIAC.org Release: GLIAC Names Officers for 2010-11; Dr. Larry Arnn of Hillsdale Named Chairperson of Presidents’ Council
BAY CITY, Mich. — The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) named its officers for the 2010-11 academic year. Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn will serve as chairperson of the GLIAC’s Presidents Council for the upcoming year, replacing Dr. Frederick Finks of Ashland University.
Don Brubacher, Director of Athletics at Hillsdale College, will serve as president of the GLIAC’s Management Council. Brubacher will preside over Presidents Council meetings, Management Council meetings, and the Executive Committee. Those joining Brubacher as officers on the Executive Committee include: Kris Dunbar, Director of Athletics at Lake Superior State University (past President), Suzanne Sanregret, Director of Athletics at Michigan Technological University (President-elect), Julie Rochester, Faculty Athletics Representative at Northern Michigan University, Robert M. Ackerman, Faculty Athletics Representative at Wayne State University, Allison Tookes, Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Wayne State University and Sue Ramsey, Senior Woman Administrator/Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Ashland University.
“I am proud to serve with the Presidents of the other institutions on the GLIAC President’s Council and to work with Commissioner Robinson and his fine staff,” stated Dr. Arnn. “We have worked together for years in good harmony. We put the interests of our student athletes first. We maintain the highest standards both on and off the field. We look forward to elevating our service to the young people who compete for our Colleges and Universities.”
“The Conference is looking forward to Dr. Arnn’s leadership,” stated GLIAC Commissioner Dell Robinson. “He is a visionary who will position our conference for the future.”
The GLIAC Management Council includes the athletics directors, senior woman administrators and the faculty athletic representatives from each of the 14 member institutions. The Management Council conducts in-person meetings three times each academic year (September, January and May). The Presidents Council meets once per year, after the May Management Council meeting.
Founded in 1972, the GLIAC has been a leader in the advancement and promotion of intercollegiate athletics for men and women for 39 years. The league, which conducts championships in 20 sports, 10 for men and 10 for women, boasts 14 full members, nine of which are located in Michigan, and five in Ohio.