The Opportunity

The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented leader to serve as the next commissioner.

The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC), formed in 1992, is a NCAA Division III collegiate athletic conference in the Mid-Atlantic Unitedph States (Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania). The conference was formed to meet the needs of small, independent, regionally accredited, residential four-year colleges that share common academic philosophies and goals and that place primary emphasis on the academic progress of students. The Colonial States Athletic Conference consists of ten (10) private liberal arts colleges. The members of the conference are: Bryn Athyn College, Cairn University, Cedar Crest College, Clarks Summit University, Keystone College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Rosemont College, Saint Elizabeth University, University of Valley Forge, and Wilson College (Pennsylvania). The conference sponsors 16 sports programs in Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, Softball, and Women’s Tennis.

The mission of the Colonial States Athletic Conference is to provide quality, broad-based athletics experiences to the student-athletes of its member institutions. Consistent with the philosophy, values, and goals of its members and the NCAA Division III, the conference provides for equitable treatment of all student-athletes, ensures every sport is valued, and places importance on participation and reaching one’s potential.

The conference maintains a mailing address on the campus of Rosemont College; however, all conference employees currently work remotely. The selected candidate will be expected to work in a mutually agreed upon, yet to be determined campus office location or remotely within the conference footprint of Maryland, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. The conference commissioner is expected to travel frequently.

The Position

Role of the Commissioner for Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC)

As the chief executive officer of the Corporation and a non-voting member of the Board of Directors, the commissioner provides general and active management of the affairs of the Corporation and manages all operational, financial, and legal matters. The commissioner will provide leadership to the Colonial States Athletic Conference to ensure that intercollegiate athletic activity on the campuses of member institutions is consistent with the philosophy, rules, and regulations of the CSAC and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III.

Reporting directly to the chair of the Board of Directors, the next commissioner will be expected to:

  • provide visionary leadership, strategic development, management, and scheduling of a comprehensive NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics conference with ten (10) member institutions, eight associate members, and 16 sports programs;
  • work effectively on a regular basis with conference member presidents, directors of athletics, coaches, and staff members;
  • supervise, evaluate, and mentor conference staff;
  • oversee the development, implementation, and progress of the conference’s strategic plan and report regularly to the board on its progress;
  • oversee all matters involving conference meetings, legislation, budgeting, marketing, education, eligibility, sportsmanship, championships, scheduling, awards, and office management;
  • provide leadership and support for conference standing committees, including those of the Board of Directors, Directors of Athletics, Faculty Athletics Representatives, Senior Woman Administrators, Coaches Groups, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and other administrative groups;
  • continue to enhance the competitiveness of the CSAC;
  • maintain ethical and sound fiscal responsibility for the annual budget of approximately $275,000; and manage membership dues, the NCAA Strategic Initiatives Grant Program, sponsorship, revenue generation, and audits;
  • help develop and market the conference brand, distinguishing and championing the conference’s mission, vision, strategic plan, and enhancement of the student-athlete experience in order to strengthen membership;
  • serve as primary conference liaison to the NCAA, serve on Division III Commissioners’ Committees, and promote the various NCAA Committees throughout the CSAC; and maintain on-going relations with the NCAA and other external organizations, serving as a primary resource to member institutions regarding NCAA DIII compliance and championship issues, and conference constitution and bylaws issues.

History of the Position

The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Board of Directors named Dr. Allen G. Snook, Jr. as the acting commissioner of CSAC effective June 5, 2021. Dr. Snook currently serves as the director of athletics, wellness and recreation at Cedar Crest College, a position he has held since February 2015. He most recently served as the chair of the CSAC Athletic Director’s Executive Committee. Prior to coming to Cedar Crest, he was the senior associate director of athletics at Division II Pfeiffer University for 13 years. Dr. Snook earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Psychology from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate of Health Sciences from A.T. Still University.

Opportunities and Challenges of the Role

Consistent with the philosophy, values, and goals of its members and the NCAA Division III, the next CSAC commissioner will provide leadership centered on a commitment to high caliber intra-conference play. The CSAC office, led by a new commissioner, and the CSAC Board of Directors will work together to address immediate sport sponsorship needs for retaining the conference’s automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament and formulate a strategy to address long-term membership and sport sponsorship goals for the conference.

In transitioning to the CSAC, the commissioner will also encounter the following opportunities, priorities, and challenges as shared by stakeholders in meetings with Spelman Johnson.

  • The CSAC returns to full competition in fall 2021 following the pandemic. The next commissioner will build on that excitement and begin to craft a clear conference vision and mission that elevates the identity of the conference, member institutions, and student-athletes and leverages geography to enhance conference competition.
  • The next commissioner will strengthen the reputation of the conference through the enhanced strategic development of conference standing committees including the Board of Directors, Directors of Athletics, Faculty Athletics Representatives, Senior Woman Administrators, Coaches Groups, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and other administrative groups.
  • The next commissioner will exhibit strong communication skills through personal interactions, public presentations, and curation of a thoughtful online presence.
  • As a visionary leader, the next commissioner will lead the conference strategic planning efforts and provide excellent executive level direction to the Board of Directors, showcasing expertise in conference management.
  • Understanding the challenges of small, private institutions within today’s higher education landscape, the next commissioner will provide nimble, thoughtful, and creative solutions to the dynamic challenges facing intercollegiate athletics.
  • The next commissioner will provide counsel and direction to the conference athletic directors and be a visible and accessible advocate for a dynamic student-athlete experience.
  • The next commissioner will initiate and support conference goals of diversity, accessibility, equity, and inclusion by actively leading conversations, promoting training and development, and cultivating an equity-minded conference culture.
  • The next commissioner should have an understanding of the Mid-Atlantic region and of the changing landscape within intercollegiate athletics.
  • The next commissioner will utilize Division III and industry best practices to promote competition and membership engagement.
  • The next commissioner will be expected to bring a sense of trust and transparency to the CSAC and reinforce an interconnectedness that positions the conference office as a “true partner” to institutional members.

Measures of Success

The members of the conference staff are valued colleagues and contributors to the mission and student-athlete experience for all member institutions. The new commissioner will continue to build strong working relationships with, and open dialogue between, campus presidents, athletics directors, student-athletes, and key campus stakeholders. Additionally, the new commissioner will need to develop a comprehensive strategic plan and set of priorities for the conference that will address both immediate and long-term needs such as membership, athletic program offerings, branding and sponsoring, staffing, and sport equity.

Additional measures, as shared by key institutional stakeholders, include the following.

  • The commissioner will be a visible and highly accessible resource for presidents, athletic directors, coaches, staff, and student-athletes.
  • The commissioner will have demonstrated the ability to manage short-term change and long-term development for the conference, including staffing, professional development, facilities management, and strategic planning.
  • The commissioner will respect, encourage, and celebrate the talents of the conference staff while also holding staff accountable to mutually agreed-upon goals.
  • The commissioner will bring an executive level presence, preparedness, and efficiency to working with the Board of Directors and have an appreciation for the role heightened and enhanced communication has in consensus building.
  • The commissioner will have established a long-term scheduling formula that allows member institutions to plan effectively and efficiently.
  • The commissioner will embrace data-informed decision making and forecasting.
  • The commissioner will have established strong working relationships and partnerships with conference and community partners.
  • The commissioner will bring a passion and energy for intercollegiate athletics and competition that enhances pride in the CSAC.
  • The commissioner will bring a personal passion for inclusive excellence that they communicate in an inspirational manner that inspires others to embrace the mission and vision of CSAC.
  • The commissioner will think broadly about access and inclusion in athletic environments and how athletics can be a hub for discourse about diversity, inclusion, and understanding differences.
  • The commissioner will be a supporter and tireless advocate for the student-athlete experience and a champion of opportunities that promote wellbeing and healthy competition.

Qualifications

Qualifications and Characteristics

 A bachelor’s degree and significant, progressive professional experience related to NCAA athletics or a similar field, and a commitment to the values, standards, and expectations of Division III athletics are required. An extensive and accomplished background in collegiate athletics, collegiate level coaching, conference management experience, and a master’s degree in athletics administration or related field are preferred. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of intercollegiate athletics administration, conference marketing and membership development, and NCAA compliance within a Division III environment. The next commissioner should have the ability to mentor and inspire the professional development of conference staff, a commitment to upholding the quality of academics and academic integrity, and possess demonstrated strategic planning acumen. A collaborative management approach, coupled with superior communication and relationship-building skills, a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social responsibility, strong planning and fiscal competencies, a familiarity with program development and assessment, and excellent problem-solving abilities are also desired.

Additionally, as articulated by CSAC stakeholders, the successful candidate will ideally possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • experience at a Division III institution with demonstrated understanding of campus issues related to recruitment and retention of student-athletes, budgeting and finance, fundraising and capital improvements, and marketing and brand recognition;
  • outstanding interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to successfully navigate a variety of constituent relationships;
  • strong executive level reporting capabilities;
  • ability to build and maintain productive relationships with the Board of Directors, athletic directors, student-athletes, coaches, staff members and other constituents important to the success of the CSAC;
  • strong problem-solving skills with an inclusive and collaborative approach to managing change;
  • ability to remain calm in crisis situations, to act decisively, and to apply sound judgment in determining appropriate action;
  • professional demeanor, technical savvy, good sense of humor, highly organized, responsive, and disciplined, and the ability to relate easily to a wide range of groups;
  • good listener who can synthesize information and eloquently articulate conference goals and initiatives to individuals outside of the conference;
  • high level of personal and professional ethics;
  • leadership, flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for a wide variety of assignments.

Institution & Location

Conference Overview

Conference background/history

The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) – formerly known as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) – was formed to meet the needs of small, private, four-year colleges in eastern Pennsylvania. As the institutions’ athletic programs continued to grow, it became increasingly necessary to address individual and collective concerns about intercollegiate athletics.

In November 1991, ten charter member institutions with similar philosophies aligned to provide athletic competition for student-athletes from institutions with similar philosophies. The conference was formed to collectively recognize the importance of intercollegiate athletics in an educational setting and to increase institutional support without compromising academic integrity. These charter members voted unanimously to name the new conference the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC), and to have its official colors be red, white, and blue.

On February 3, 1992, a press conference was held at Philadelphia’s Veteran’s Stadium to officially announce the formation of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC), with competition to begin in the 1992-1993 academic year. The first Constitution was drafted in June 1992 and in April 1993, the conference was granted Affiliate Membership in the NCAA.

From the start it was a collective effort, with administrators from all member institutions contributing to the overall management of the conference. In 2000, following several years of growth and success for its members, the conference hired its first full time commissioner. In 2005, a second commissioner took over the helm and, in 2006, the conference was awarded the NCAA Strategic Alliance Matching Grant, allowing for the hiring of the first full-time assistant commissioner/sports publicist.

In its inaugural year, the conference sponsored 12 championships; today, the CSAC sponsors championships in 16 sports. The conference qualifies and maintains Automatic Qualifiers (AQs) in 13 sports, sending the conference champion to NCAA Championships in Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Softball, and Men’s and Women’s Tennis.

Members of the CSAC wholly embrace the NCAA Division III “student first” philosophy by ensuring that institutions place the overall educational experience and successful completion of academic programs above all else. For this reason, student-athletes are treated no differently than any member of the student population. CSAC members embrace gender equity among student-athletes and are committed to providing athletics programs that are equitable for both genders.

https://csacsports.com/sports/2008/8/14/history.aspx

The CSAC Vision & Motto

Scholarship

The conference supports the active recruitment of student-athletes as a means of achieving the educational aims of each member institution. Student-athletes are integrated into the mainstream of the entire student body, receiving the same privileges accorded to every student. A student-focused approach viewed as an important element of a well-rounded education, CSAC institutions encourage widespread student participation in athletics and other campus groups and activities.

Leadership

The conference stresses the values and benefits of athletics participation in leadership development. A fundamental belief that team and individual sports provide learning and leadership opportunities, CSAC institutions strive to create an athletics environment supportive of leadership through learning.

Collaboration

The CSAC seeks to promote keen competition, the highest level of sportsmanship, and the strongest performance possible in each sport. CSAC members strive to continually develop and strengthen themselves with the goal of recognition and success in conference and NCAA regional and national competition.

Service

The highest service a college can render its students is to prepare them for life, emphasizing respect for individuals, concern for the environment, and social responsibility. The members of the CSAC encourage men and women of all backgrounds to shape their lives as leaders in service to others, thereby engaging students in life long civic responsibility, a commitment to ethical decision making, and socially responsible community participation.

Integrity

CSAC institutions are responsive to the needs and interests of both female and male athletes and are governed by principles of fairness and equity in their approach to funding, staffing, and overall support for all sports. The highest standard of ethical conduct and fair play are respected among the CSAC members with each member expected to fully comply with all NCAA, CSAC, and institutional rules and regulations in the operation of its athletics program.

https://csacsports.com/sports/2008/6/10/Mission_Vision.aspx

Quick Facts

Conference Name: The conference name became the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) on July 1, 2008; formerly known as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC).

Official Colors: Red, White, and Blue

Core Member Institutions (10): Bryn Athyn College, Cairn University, Cedar Crest College, Clarks Summit University, Keystone College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Rosemont College, Saint Elizabeth University, University of Valley Forge, and Wilson College

Associate Members (8): Penn State Behrend (men’s and women’s outdoor track & field), Kean University (men’s lacrosse), Montclair State University (men’s lacrosse), Stockton University (men’s lacrosse), Alfred State College (men’s and women’s outdoor track & field), Gallaudet University (men’s and women’s outdoor track & field), Lancaster Bible College (field hockey), and Centenary University (field hockey and women’s lacrosse)

Women’s Sports (9): Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Softball, and Outdoor Track & Field

Men’s Sports (7): Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track & Field, and Volleyball

First Year of Competition: 1992

First Year of Incorporation: 1998

NCAA Division III Philosophy Statement

Colleges and universities in Division III place highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of all students’ academic programs. They seek to establish and maintain an environment in which a student-athlete’s athletics activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athlete’s educational experience. They also seek to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among their student-athletes and athletics staff.

To achieve this end, Division III institutions:

  • place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators and place greater emphasis on the internal constituency (students, alumni, institutional personnel) than on the general public and its entertainment needs.
  • award no athletically related financial aid to any student;
  • encourage the development of sportsmanship and positive societal attitudes in all constituents, including student-athletes, coaches, administrative personnel, and spectators;
  • encourage participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities for their students;
  • assure that the actions of coaches and administrators exhibit fairness, openness, and honesty in their relationships with student-athletes;
  • assure that athletics participants are not treated differently from other members of the student body;
  • assure that athletics programs support the institution’s educational mission by financing, staffing, and controlling the programs through the same general procedures as other departments of the institution;
  • assure that athletics recruitment complies with established institutional policies and procedures applicable to the admissions process;
  • provide equitable athletics opportunities for males and females and give equal emphasis to men’s and women’s sports;
  • support ethnic and gender diversity for all constituents;
  • give primary emphasis to regional in-season competition and conference championships;
  • support student-athletes in their efforts to reach high levels of athletics performance, which may include opportunities for participation in national championships, by providing all teams with adequate facilities, competent coaching, and appropriate competitive opportunities.

The purpose of the NCAA is to assist its members in developing the basis for consistent, equitable competition while minimizing infringement on the freedom of individual institutions to determine their own special objectives and programs. The above statement articulates principles that represent a commitment to Division III membership and shall serve as a guide for the preparation of legislation by the division and for planning and implementation of programs by institutions and conferences.

Overview of the Colonial States Athletic Conference

Officers, Board of Directors


Dr. James Lytle, President, Clarks Summit University, Current chair

Dr. James R. Lytle, veteran educator, missionary, seasoned leader, experienced vice president, and provost, has served since January 1, 2015 as Clarks Summit University’s 10th president. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarks Summit University and both Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees at Baptist Bible Seminary, Lytle earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has served in biblical higher education for more than 40 years.

Dr. Todd Williams, President, Cairn University, Chair-elect

Dr. Todd J. Williams is president of Cairn University. Prior to his appointment as president of Cairn University in 2008, Dr. Williams served as senior vice president and provost for the University. From 2001 until 2005 he served as headmaster and CEO of Trinity Christian School of Fairfax. While in northern Virginia, he also served as visiting lecturer for the Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington D.C.

From 1999-2001 Dr. Williams served as vice president and academic dean for undergraduate education at Cairn, where he began his educational career as a faculty member teaching social sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences.

He holds a BS in Bible degree from Cairn University and a MEd and a PhD from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a regular contributor to online and print publications and serves as a visiting lecturer and speaker on cultural and professional issues. He is the chairman of the Board of Governors of The John Jay Institute in Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Directors of Gospel Volunteers Inc.

Dr.  Marylou Yam, President, Notre Dame of Maryland, Past-chair

Dr. Yam joined the Notre Dame community in 2014 from Saint Peter’s University, a Catholic Jesuit liberal arts institution in Jersey City, N.J., where she most recently served as provost and vice president for academic affairs. As the first woman in the history of Saint Peter’s to serve as dean of its College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business Administration, and as a nationally recognized researcher on victims of domestic abuse, Dr. Yam exemplifies Notre Dame’s mission of preparing leaders to transform the world and its active and longstanding commitment to social responsibility.

Dr. Yam earned a BS in Nursing in 1981 from Mercy College and MA and EdM degrees in nursing education from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 1993, she earned a PhD from Adelphi University, writing her dissertation on a model of how nurses can best care for battered women in emergency room settings. In 2002, she was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University, where her work focused on improving care to women who have experienced partner abuse.

Board of Directors

Brian Blair, President, Bryn Athyn College

Brian Blair began his tenure as Bryn Athyn College president on July 1st, 2015. Mr. Blair has been a business leader with over 35 years of experience working in the banking, information technology, and risk management industries. His career has taken him to multiple assignments both in North America and Europe where he served in executive management roles in marketing, product management, product development, corporate training, and business process consulting. He brings an entrepreneurial spirit to the College with an eye on expanding innovative programs and scholarship.

Before his appointment as president of the College, Mr. Blair served as a Trustee of the Academy of the New Church where he was a leader on Bryn Athyn College committees focused on long-term strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University, with post graduate work at University of Southern California.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Meade, President, Cedar Crest College

Dr. Elizabeth M. Meade became the fourteenth president of Cedar Crest College on July 1, 2018. Dr. Meade, who has been a member of the Cedar Crest faculty since 1993, was named interim president in July 2017. Prior to that, she was the College’s provost for a five-year period and previously served as acting provost and Chair of Cedar Crest’s Department of Humanities.

During her tenure as interim president, Dr. Meade has been instrumental in leading the implementation of the College’s recently approved strategic plan, advancing programmatic areas, and showing a commitment to disciplined fundraising that is refreshing. She also recently began a $5.2M renovation of the student center and a residence hall, along with a branding initiative for the College to proudly declare its identity as a 21st century women’s college.

Dr. Meade earned her master’s degree in philosophy and PhD in philosophy from Boston College and earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction in German language and literature from Bryn Mawr College.

 

Dr. Tracy Brundage, President, Keystone College

Tracy Brundage, PhD became the 11th president and 20th leader of Keystone College in July 2018. Prior to her appointment as president, Dr. Brundage served as Keystone’s provost and vice president for academic affairs for the 2017-2018 academic year. Before coming to Keystone, she served as vice president of workforce development at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Brundage holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Gettysburg College, a Master of Education in training and development and a doctorate in workforce education and development, from Penn State University.

Dr. Jason Boyers, President, Rosemont College

Dr. Boyers is a nationally regarded expert in the field of higher education and has been published in The Huffington Post, Diverse Magazine, Wall Street Journal Market Watch, Crain’s Business, and Forbes. He has also been covered nationally for his education strategies in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher ED.

Prior to joining the Rosemont College community, Dr. Boyers was the president of Cleary University in Howell, Michigan, a position he held from 2015 to 2020. Before Cleary University, he served as the vice president and managing director of the Division of Continuing Professional Studies for Champlain College in Vermont.

Dr. Boyers earned his EdD in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University, a Master of Leadership Development degree in organizational leadership from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies from the University of Indianapolis.

Dr. Gary B. Crosby, President, Saint Elizabeth University

Gary B. Crosby, PhD, vice president for student affairs at Alabama A&M University (AAMU), has been unanimously selected by the Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) Board of Trustees to serve as the institution’s eighth president. Crosby is the first African American and first male president in the University’s 121-year history.

Prior to joining AAMU, Crosby served in various capacities at Jackson State University (JSU). While at JSU, he secured a multi-million dollar grant from the United States Department of Education in support of faculty and student research, leadership development, and scholarships.

A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Crosby holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from The University of Southern Mississippi. He also holds a master’s degree in political science and a doctorate in urban and regional planning from Jackson State University. In addition, he is a 2019-2020 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at Rutgers University-Newark, holds a certificate in Educational Management from Harvard University, and is a 2016 Protégé of the Millennium Initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Dr. David J. Kim, President, University of Valley Forge

Dr. David J. Kim was appointed president of the University of Valley Forge (UVF) on April 5, 2017. He is a 1997 UVF alumnus who holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (2002), an honorary doctorate from Northwest University (2019), and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Church Leadership and Community Witness at Emory University. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 2004. He has been a church planter and led several Christian schools in the United States and abroad. He returned to UVF in 2015 as chair of the Intercultural Studies department and was later appointed chief operating officer, a role he held from December 2016 until his appointment as president.

Dr. Wesley R. Fugate, President, Wilson College

Dr. Fugate began service as the 20th president of Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA in January of 2020. Prior to his appointment at Wilson, Fugate served Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. in a variety of roles: vice president for student affairs and dean of students; vice president and chief of staff, and secretary of the Board of Trustees; and interim vice president for enrollment management. Previously, Fugate served as deputy chief of staff for planning and education policy to the governor of Kentucky; director of events for a national political party’s victory efforts, where he coordinated events for the president, vice president and first lady of the United States, as well as a myriad of other high-ranking officials; adviser to the Interfraternity Council at the University of Georgia; and director of program advancement for Kentucky’s Governor’s Scholars Program.

A first-generation college student and native of Eastern Kentucky, Fugate earned a doctorate in higher education from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in higher education administration with an emphasis on institutional advancement, and a bachelor’s degree from Centre College in dramatic arts and economics. He is the recipient of the Alice L. Beeman Research Award in Communications and Marketing for Educational Advancement─Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Benefits Overview

The CSAC offers the following comprehensive and competitive benefits to employees:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending accounts
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings

Application & Nomination

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Dell Robinson, ddr@spelmanjohnson.com or Anne-Marie Kenney, amk@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.