CoSIDA names Doug Vance as new Executive Director
CoSIDA names Doug Vance as new Executive Director - NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
CoSIDA names Doug Vance as new Executive Director
, a 30-year veteran in collegiate athletic and association management, assumes his
new position on October 1
September 20, 2013
AUSTIN, Tex. - Doug, Vance, a member of CoSIDA's Hall of Fame and a former president of the organization who has 30-plus years experience in college athletic media relations administration and association management, has been named Executive Director of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The announcement was made by the CoSIDA Board of Directors.
Vance comes to CoSIDA after serving as the Executive Director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) since July 2004.
will assume his
CoSIDA Executive Director duties on October 1, 2013.
CoSIDA position, Vance
will provide strategic leadership, have oversight to CoSIDA's
initiatives, and manage the daily operations of the 2,900-plus member international organization.
In its 57th year, CoSIDA
is the national organization comprised of the athletic communications, sports public relations and media relations professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada.
brings a wealth of experience to his
As the Chief Executive of KRPA, he worked closely with the board of directors while managing the administrative, sponsorship and fund raising efforts.
also coordinated external public relations, membership services, education programs, legislative, financial and public policy affairs of the Association.
was named as the 2012 chair of the Council of State Executive Directors
, an organization of parks and recreation state association executive directors from across the country.
Prior to his KRPA position, Vance worked 20 years as an administrator in the University of Kansas athletics department.
He served 18 years as KU's assistant athletics director for media relations and the final two years as associate athletics director for communications.
brings back to CoSIDA
not only a decade of expertise in association management, but a long-standing love for the communications role in intercollegiate athletics.
Having served as the president of two national organizations
, Doug's leadership and consensus-building prowess will benefit our members in all divisions as we continue to grow as the strategic communicators for college athletics."
At Kansas, Vance coordinated media relations, marketing, information systems, video services, the KU Athletics Hall of Fame and the athletic e-commerce (KUStore.com) program and was liaison with the University's trademark licensing office and KU's multi-media agreement with ESPN Regional.
Vance served as CoSIDA president in 1993-94 and was honored with CoSIDA Hall of Fame induction in 2000.
A resident of Lawrence, Kansas, Vance will be the second executive director in CoSIDA history.
replaces John Humenik who served in that role from March 2008 through May 2013.
"In a sense, I feel like I'm going back home," stated Vance
"I'm extremely grateful to the search committee, the CoSIDA
officers and members of the CoSIDA
Board of Directors for giving me this opportunity to once again connect with a tremendous organization that was essential in my professional and personal growth for many years.
is in a much stronger position today because of a commitment from talented leaders who are products of the values and resources this organization offers," Vance
"I'm proud to be in the role of executive director and look forward to partnering with others in helping guide CoSIDA
toward greater achievements and continued excellence."
As KRPA executive director, Vance was awarded the KRPA President's Award in 2005, a national honor given for distinguished contributions to the KRPA organization.
He is a member of the Governor's Council on Fitness.
In partnership with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
helped create the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights and was instrumental in the development of the Kansans for Children in Nature Plan.
also initiated and created a tiered sponsorship program and commercial membership package for the association.
Prior to his communications positions at Kansas, Vance served as Sports Information Director at Murray State University (1978-83) and Austin Peay State University (1973-78).
athletic media relations volunteer work includes serving as a United State Olympic Committee
(USOC) Media Volunteer Coordinator during the 1992 Barcelona, Spain Olympics, serving on the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Media Coordinating Committee
, and serving as the former chair of the Kansas Sunflower State Games
Board of Directors.
also is the author of one book and the co-author of three others, including "Beware of the Phog, 50 years of Allen Fieldhouse" featuring the history of the University of Kansas basketball facility.