University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton was recently named to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Executive Committee.
Wharton begins a three-year term as the representative of the Southern Conference on the committee, which is now in its 27th year. The FCS ADA's mission is to enhance Football Championship Subdivision football and is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 56th year.
“It is an honor to represent our league among the leadership of the Football Championship Subdivision,” stated Wharton, who is entering his fourth season at UTC. “We have a great product and offer an outstanding student-athlete experience, and I look forward to helping enhance the brand of the FCS level.”
Jackson State University Vice President and Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson was selected as president. Robinson is the first African-American to serve as FCS ADA President.
He takes over for Kent Haslam, director of athletics at the University of Montana, who served for the 2019-20 year and will transition to Immediate Past-President.
In addition to Robinson, the following athletics directors join as FCS ADA Officers for the 2020-21 membership year: 1st Vice President Nicki Moore, director of athletics at Colgate University; 2nd Vice President Tom Michael, director of athletics at Eastern Illinois University and 3rd Vice President Milton Overton, director of athletics at Kennesaw State University.
The remaining committee members include Mark Orr, Sacramento State (Big Sky); Chris King, Robert Morris University (Big South); Mark Benson, University at Albany (Colonial); Vicky Chun, Yale University (Ivy); Ed Scott, Morgan State University (MEAC); David Herbster, University of South Dakota (Missouri Valley); Jeremy Gibson, Merrimack College (Northeast); Kurt McGuffin, University of Tennessee at Martin (Ohio Valley); Jeff Altier, Stetson University (Pioneer); Ryan Ivey, Stephen F. Austin State University (Southland); and Derek Horne, Alcorn State University (SWAC).
For more information on the FCS ADA, please visit www.fcsada.com. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.