Two members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) senior staff have been named to leadership positions on NCAA Committees. Marcus Clarke, Senior Associate Commissioner for Business Administration & Internal Operations, was appointed to the NCAA Division II Management Council while Senior Associate Commissioner for External Relations & Strategic Partnerships Suzette McQueen will chair the Committee on Women’s Athletics. Both designations are effective as of January 1, 2021.
The Management Council reports directly to the Presidents Council and is charged with recommending administrative policy and regulations that govern the division. It is comprised of 28 members representing both multi-sport and independent conferences as well as two representatives from Division II SAAC and two at-large representatives.
Clarke’s previous appointments include chair of the NCAA Committee on Legislative Relief as well as NCAA Men’s Tennis and Baseball Regional Advisory Committees (RAC).
The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA) is made up of 18 members across all three divisions, including student-athletes representation. The mission is to provide leadership and assistance to the association in its efforts to provide equitable opportunities, fair treatment, and respect for all women in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics. This includes the review and recommendation on emerging sports for women in athletics. CWA is also responsible for selecting the NCAA Woman of the Year recipient.
McQueen is in her third year on the CWA and most recently served chair of the NCAA Woman of the Year Sub-Committee in 2020. Her previous committee work includes the NCAA Nominating Committee.
CWA meets bi-annually with the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee (MOIC) for which McQueen has served on the sub-committee for selecting the NCAA Diversity & Inclusion Award for the last two years.