NADIIIAA officers begin service
Holly Gera, director of athletics at Montclair State University, assumed the presidency of the National Association of Division III Athletics Administrators at the 2008 NCAA Convention in Nashville.
Gera, in her 11th year as director of her school's 17-sport program, succeeds Commissioner Steve Larson of the Northern Athletics Conference as the leader of the organization for athletics administrators at Division III institutions.
NADIIIAA members also elected a new vice president, Al Bean, director of athletics at the University of Southern Maine. Bean, a past commissioner of the Little East Conference and a former member of the Division III Management Council, has served as director of Southern Maine's 24-sport program since 1995. He succeeds Gera in the post.
Members also elected Kim Fierke, director of athletics at Salem College, to a two-year term in an at-large position on the organization's executive committee. She succeeds Joan Maser, associate director of athletics at Carnegie Mellon University.
NADIIIAA was formed in 1995 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, programs and materials that will enhance the professional growth and development of its members; provide a unifying vehicle that can serve as a resource and focus attention on issues specific to the Division III membership; and encourage the continued development of athletics programs focused on the student-athlete and based on sound educational philosophy.
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