Campus: CSU Stanislaus -- October 30, 2002

President Hughes Named Chair Of CCAA Leadership Group

Dr. Marvalene Hughes, President of California State University, Stanislaus, has been named Chair of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Presidents/Chancellors Group that governs all organization policy issues.

Joining her in the conference leadership ranks is Dr. Milton Richards, CSU Stanislaus Director of Athletics, who was named President of the CCAA Executive Council. CSU Stanislaus is the 2002-2003 host institution for conference events.

President Hughes, selected as Chair by presidents and chancellors of the CCAA member institutions, will serve a one-year term. The Presidents/Chancellors Group handles all final policy decisions for the conference.

“My involvement in the CCAA affords me the perfect opportunity to ensure that student athletes are treated fairly and that they honor their academic responsibilities,” said President Hughes, a longtime advocate for students and student athletes.

CCAA members, in addition to CSU Stanislaus, include Cal Poly Pomona, Chico State, Sonoma State, San Francisco State, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Davis, and Grand Canyon College in Arizona.

Dr. Hughes is in her ninth year as CSU Stanislaus President. In January 2000, she completed a four-year term as a nationally elected member of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council, where she introduced legislation to transform old practices and tighten standards for presidential involvement. During that time, she also served as Presidents Council Liaison to student athletes, and developed a strong NCAA Student Advisory Committee, which still exists. She was a member of the NCAA Division II Budget and Finance Committee for three years.

Contact: Don Hansen (209) 667-3997

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