Leadership bodies approved for NCHC board, athletic council

The NCHC’s leadership bodies are transitioning to the 2017-18 season.

Having completed the conference’s annual meetings in Florida and Board of Directors meeting in Colorado Springs over the past month and a half, the 2017-18 leadership for the NCHC board and NCHC athletic council has been approved.

Colorado College president Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler is the new chair of the Board of Directors, which she will serve in for the next two seasons. She replaces Omaha chancellor emeritus Dr. John Christensen, who served as chair of the board the past two years and retired as chancellor at Omaha in May.

In addition, North Dakota president Mark Kennedy is now the vice-chair of the board, while Minnesota Duluth chancellor Dr. Lendley “Lynn” Black is now the treasurer and Miami president Dr. Greg Crawford is the new secretary.

Miami director of athletics David Sayler is the chair of the athletic council for the 2017-18 season. He replaces Denver deputy director of athletics Ron Grahame, who will now serve as the past chair.

Sayler, Grahame, Minnesota Duluth AD Josh Berlo and Omaha AD Trev Alberts will compose the NCHC advisory committee during the upcoming season.

Dr. Stephen Castleberry, the faculty athletics representative at Duluth, will remain the chair of the faculty athletics representatives in 2017-18 finishing the second year of his two-year term.