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NJCAA Division I Oversight Committee

Philosophy Statement

In support of the overall mission of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Division I programs believe that intercollegiate athletics allow student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest level within the NJCAA while pursuing a two-year college degree.

Division I programs support three primary principles in the belief that these principles will provide further definition to the philosophy of the division:

  • Provide resources that are in alignment with NJCAA rules and regulations and the member institution's educational mission, thus allowing the following:
    • Full-scholarship opportunities that permit its members to recruit elite level talent regionally, nationally, and internationally, in pursuit of regional and national excellence and prominence;
    • An unparalleled athletic experience from the practice field/court to the game-day experience; and
    • Support for a competitive athletic schedule outside their region primarily against other NJCAA Division I programs while maintaining compliance with each institution's mission;
  • Support national championships that would include a geographic representation through district championships and selections of at-large teams of championship caliber 

NJCAA Division I Council Directory

Name Title
Rob Chaney
Region 8
Marci Henry
Region 9
Carl Heinrich
Region 6
Bobby Hudson
Region 7
Rob Nielson
Region 18
Mike Overman
Region 16
Michael Landers
Region 14
Kathleen Thompson
Region 22