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Metro State president elected chair of NCAA Presidents Council

Dr. Stephen Jordan to assume chair duties January 2008

Posted: November 13, 2007

(Denver, Colo.) — ?President Stephen Jordan has been elected chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Presidents Council. He has been a member of the Council since April 2007. Jordan, whose Council membership extends through the 2010 Convention, will serve a one-year term as chair.

"This appointment is a huge honor," says Athletic Director Joan McDermott. "The Presidents Council members are the decision makers and leaders of NCAA Division II, and I can't think of anyone better than Dr. Jordan to head this group. His leadership is going to be great for Division II."

As chair, Jordan will serve as a spokesperson for Division II and will chair the Division II Administrative Committee. He will also serve as a member of the Association's Executive Committee and as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the Division II Budget/Finance Committee. In addition to presiding at the Presidents Council meetings, Jordan will preside at the Division II business session at the annual NCAA Convention.

The Presidents Council serves as a leadership structure and forum for presidential interests in Division II athletics. The council, made up of 15 presidents and chancellors from Division II institutions, establishes and directs Division II general policy and sponsors legislation for approval by the Division II membership. It also has the authority to approve non-controversial legislation.

Involvement with such groups is not new to Jordan. At Eastern Washington University, Jordan chaired the Big Sky Conference's Presidents Council, a board on which he served for seven years. He also was a member of an NCAA presidential advisory group that reported to the Division I Board of Directors. Jordan became president of Metro State in July 2005 after having been president of Eastern Washington University since 1998. He holds a doctorate and a master degree in public affairs from the University of Colorado in Denver and a bachelor degree from the University of Northern Colorado.


About Metropolitan State College of Denver

Metro State is a fully-accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,000 students. It has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment in Colorado and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 60,000 alumni, 90 percent of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at

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