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FVSU's Reeves elected to chair NCAA Committee

August 2, 2007

Gwendolyn Reeves, Senior Woman Administrator at Fort Valley State University, has been elected chairperson of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Minority Opportunity and Interests Committee. The election took place this summer in San Diego, Ca. Reeves is the first female ever to serve in this position.


“I’m more focused on doing a great job for the organization, “ stated Reeves. “It’s a pleasure to serve on the committee, represent FVSU and the SIAC.” Reeves, who is also a graduate of FVSU, has moved up the ranks in the field of athletics. She began her career at FVSU as a Wellness Coordinator. She was later promoted to the position of Director of Athletics, a post she served in for five years. In addition to her duties as Senior Woman Administrator, she is also the Compliance Officer for Athletics and director of the Health and Physical Education Complex.

Reeves’ background in athletics was beneficial while serving on the NCAA Division II management council for six years. In September, she will be serving as chair of the 12-member committee, which consists of members from Division I, II and III institutions. The body she now leads collectively makes decisions.

“The committee is an advocate for women, ethnic minorities and matters that deal with diversity, “Reeves said. “We deal with select issues related to the welfare of student athletes, coaches and administrators.” While serving on the committee, as a representative of FVSU and the SIAC, Reeves takes pleasure in promoting the university and her conference.

“It’s good to be on the committee in any position, because it gives the school and the conference visibility.”


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