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Southern Collegiate selects Hanberry as commissioner

Jun 16, 2008 7:52:06 AM

The NCAA News

Dwayne Hanberry, a 13-year member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference staff and interim commissioner of the league since January, was selected during the league’s annual board of directors meeting last week as the SCAC’s second commissioner.

Hanberry, who served as associate commissioner until predecessor Steve Argo’s resignation, will direct one of Division III’s largest conferences geographically. The SCAC has 12 members -- all liberal arts colleges -- in nine states, stretching from Colorado to Texas to Indiana to Georgia.

“Hanberry’s knowledge of the conference and his vision for the future of the conference were key factors in his selection,” said Austin President Oscar C. Page, speaking on behalf of the SCAC Council of Presidents. “He will represent this conference in a positive manner and will help us maintain the level of quality and integrity that has been reflected in the administrative work of the conference and in the sports programs on each member campus.”

The conference was formed in 1962 as the College Athletic Conference, then adopted its current name in 1991, when Argo was selected as the first commissioner. The league sponsors 19 sports and has headquarters in suburban Atlanta.

“I am excited and honored to lead the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference -- widely considered one of the elite Division III conferences in the nation,” said Hanberry, a 1988 graduate of SCAC member Oglethorpe. “I am also grateful to the presidents of the SCAC for giving me this opportunity.

“Having been with the SCAC office since 1995, I have developed a special relationship with many of the athletics directors and coaches in our conference and I know how hard they work to make this league great. As commissioner, I want to do everything I can to continue this good work and to continue to move this conference forward as a leader in Division III athletics.”

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