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Executive Director

Phone: (785) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.com
Local Address:  Tucson , Arizona , United States
College Sports Information Directors of America
285 Babcock
Boston , Massachusetts 02215
United States

Company Description: CoSIDA was founded in 1957 and has grown to over 1,800 members in the United States and Canada. The purpose of this organization is to empower its members in their...   more

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  • Eastern Kentucky University
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CoSIDA names Doug ..., 20 Sept 2013 [cached]
CoSIDA names Doug Vance as new Executive Director | Vance, a 30-year veteran in collegiate athletic and association management,... CoSIDA names Doug Vance as new Executive Director - NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
CoSIDA names Doug Vance as new Executive Director Vance, a 30-year veteran in collegiate athletic and association management, assumes his new position on October 1 September 20, 2013 Article Image
By: CoSIDA Staff
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. He will assume his CoSIDA Executive Director duties on October 1, 2013.
In his 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.
Vance brings a wealth of experience to his new position. As the Chief Executive of KRPA, he worked closely with the board of directors while managing the administrative, sponsorship and fund raising efforts. He also coordinated external public relations, membership services, education programs, legislative, financial and public policy affairs of the Association. Vance 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.
"With Doug, he 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 ( 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. He 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.
"CoSIDA 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 concluded. "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, he helped create the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights and was instrumental in the development of the Kansans for Children in Nature Plan. Vance 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).
His 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. Vance 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.
BlueChip, 10 Nov 2015 [cached]
Doug Vance, executive director of KRPA, said the winning efforts of
"These winning communities are to be congratulated for the success they have achieved and the plans they laid out for future initiatives," Vance said.
Staff, 6 Aug 2014 [cached]
Doug Vance, College Sports Information Directors of America SECRETARY
Kansas Recreation and Parks Association - About KRPA, 4 Aug 2008 [cached]
KRPA Staff: Amanda Sterling, Bonnie Simon, Doug Vance and Cathy Ziegler.
Doug Vance, Executive Director
Kansas Recreation and Park Association
Vance began his duties in July, 2004 as just the second director in KRPA history.He replaced Laura Kelly, who now serves as a state senator in the Kansas legislature.Prior to his appointment, Vance worked 20 years as an administrator in the University of Kansas athletics department.He served 18 years as assistant athletics director for media relations and the final two years as associate athletics director for communications.He is a past president of the College Sports Information Directors of America and was inducted into the organization's hall of fame in 2000.Vance has authored three books about Kansas athletics - "Max and the Jayhawks," a book about radio announcer Max Falkenstien, "Beware of the Phog, 50 Years of Allen Fieldhouse" and "What It Means to be a Jayhawk."
Vance is also a freelance writer and contributes articles for local community magazines in Lawrence and Topeka.
Vance serves as a member of the Governor's Child Health Advisory Committee, on the executive committee of the Kansas Enrichment Network and is board president of the Sunflower State Games in Kansas.He's also been active with his community parks and recreation agency, serving on a citizen's committee called PLAY (Partners for Lawrence Athletics and Youth) that is involved in a feasibility study of recreation facilities in the community.Vance also edits "KRPA Today" which serves as the association's official magazine.
He and his wife, Sue, have two sons and four grandsons.
NEWS RELEASE, 20 Jan 2006 [cached]
Doug Vance, Lawrence, is the executive director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association.From 1983 to 2003, he worked in the University of Kansas Athletic Department, serving as Associate Athletics Director/Communications and Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations.Vance has served on the Sunflower State Games Board of Directors and the Kansas Wildscape Board of Directors.
Mim Wilkey, Wichita, is currently a consultant for the Community Health Institute at Kansas State University.She also works at the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service at the University of Kansas as a technical assistance coordinator for the Kansas Enrichment Network.In addition, she is the metropolitan community development director for the Wichita YMCA.
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