Intercollegiate Athletics Committee


The Intercollegiate Athletics Committee consists of five elected faculty members and three students appointed by the Student Government Association (SGA) President 

Voting Members

NAme Department College Term Expires
Elizabeth Clifford Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice CLA 2026
Lisa Custer Kinesiology CHP  2026
Pamela Segal, co-chair Secondary and Middle School Education COE 2026
Diana Saez Music COFAC 2025
Natalie Scala, co-chair Business Analytics & Technology Management CBE 2025


Name Department
Vacant Administration and Finance representative
Matt Chambers Associate Provost, Provost's Office representative and FAR
Brian DeFilippis Vice President, University Advancement
Katie Dondero Kinesiology 
Steven Eigenbrot Director of Athletics
Lauren Hoskins Assistant Athletic Director, Executive Operations
Grady Sheffield Director, Campus Recreation Services
Anthony Davis Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator (Equity and Compliance representative)
Jasmine Johnson SGA
Sheldon Miller GSA


The Intercollegiate Athletics Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month from 3:30-5pm during the academic year.


According to the Academic Senate Constitution, the responsibilities of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee include:

  1. To advise, oversee, and establish responsibilities for all areas of administration of the intercollegiate athletics program. 
  2. To insure that the athletics program is in philosophical compliance with the goals of the University. 
  3. To insure that all athletes conform to University, National Collegiate Athletics Association, and affiliated conference standards regarding normal progress toward a degree by requiring verification of academic eligibility from the Registrar or Faculty Athletics Representative at the beginning of each semester of each athlete's competitive season. 
  4. To affirm the University's commitment to compliance with all University, NCAA, and affiliated conference guidelines for recruiting by processing all alleged violations that come to its attention and reporting all alleged violations to the Director of Athletics for appropriate action. 
  5. To monitor, in conjunction with the Director of Athletics, adherence to University-mandated, NCAA, and affiliated conference standards of ethical conduct by all student-athletes, coaches, and other personnel connected with the intercollegiate athletics program. 
  6. To determine, in conjunction with the Director of Athletics, in which sports the University will be represented, the level of emphasis of each represented sport, and the size of the competing squads. 
  7. To establish, in conjunction with the Director of Athletics, policies regarding the number and scheduling of contests, scheduling of practices, and other related matters. 
  8. To participate fully in budget preparation at the final stages, to recommend approval or disapproval to the Director of Athletics and/or the Vice President for Institutional Development, and to insure equitable competition by guaranteeing that adequate funding is granted to each sponsored sport in compliance with the approved degree of emphasis and all Title IX requirements. 
  9. To participate in interviewing candidates for the position of Director of Athletics and to cast one vote in the selection process. 
  10. To participate in all decisions related to governing and regulatory bodies and conference affiliations by the action of the Faculty Athletics Representative.
  11. To provide an annual report to the Academic Senate.