Aug. 27, 2008
Indianapolis, IN - Cal State Fullerton Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Dr. Allison Rich has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the NCAA Committee on Athletics Certification.
Two institutional presidents and three athletics administrators serve onthe Executive Committee. This 5-person committee is responsible for evaluating and ratifying all decisions made by the larger Committee on Athletics Certification. Such decisions include granting NCAA certification, or non-certification, to member institutions. Athletics certification is meant to ensure the NCAA's and each member institution's fundamental commitment to integrity in intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Rich has served on the NCAA Committee on Athletics Certification since 2006 and her term runs through 2010.
"This is a very prestigious committee and we join in congratulating Allison on this appointment," said Director of Athletics Brian Quinn.
Dr. Rich began her duties at Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 3, 2005. She previously was the Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Affairs at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. She had been at Pacific since April of 1998.
Before Pacific, Dr. Rich was a legislative and membership services representative for the NCAA where she drafted legislation and other NCAA publications, worked with national committees such as satisfactory progress and financial aid, and spoke to various groups around the country including various sport conferences and national associations. She earned her bachelor's degree from Princeton University,, her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and her doctorate in educational administration from Pacific. Dr. Rich currently serves on the Program Committee of the Sports Lawyers Association and is in her second term as Vice President of her Princeton class.