NCHC names first Board of Governors for inaugural 2013-14 season

The NCHC elected its first Board of Governors at the league’s annual meetings last week in Naples, Fla.

North Dakota director of intercollegiate athletics Brian Faison will serve as the chair of the board, while Western Michigan associate athletic director of business operations Monty Porter was named vice-chair.

Colorado College director of intercollegiate athletics Ken Ralph is the treasurer and Denver assistant vice-chancellor/senior associate athletics director Ron Grahame was elected secretary.

“I could not be more pleased with our first meetings in Naples,” said NCHC commissioner Jim Scherr in a news release. “It was great to get everyone in the same place and on the same page as we prepare for our inaugural season. We have some tremendous individuals at each of our institutions that are highly motivated and very professional. Our Board of Directors is an impressive, well-respected and passionate group that will lead us through the 2013-14 season. We are just a couple of months from dropping the puck on opening weekend and I could not be more excited to get the season underway.”

Other members of the NCHC Board of Directors include Denver director of athletics Peg Bradley-Doppes, Miami director of athletics David Sayler, Miami senior associate athletic director Josh Fenton, Minnesota-Duluth director of athletics Josh Berlo, Nebraska-Omaha director of athletics Trev Alberts, Nebraska-Omaha associate athletic director Mike Kemp, North Dakota assistant athletics director Jayson Hajdu, St. Cloud State director of athletics Heather Weems and Western Michigan director of athletics Kathy Beauregard.

In addition to naming the Board of Directors, the NCHC also named its College Hockey, Inc., representative (North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol), its American Hockey Coaches Association representative (Minnesota-Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin) and the FAR Board of Directors’ advisor (Ralph Bertrand of Colorado College).

All positions are on a rotational basis based on the institution, not the individual, and are one-year terms.