Sellnow Named NDSU Faculty Athletic Representative
2003-06-11FARGO, ND--President Joseph A. Chapman has appointed Tim Sellnow, professor of communication, as the faculty athletic representative for Bison Athletics.
...Sellnow succeeds Velmer Burton, dean of the Graduate School and professor of sociology, who is leaving campus to become chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
will play a significant role as the NDSU athletics department moves to NCAA Division I," Chapman said.
will do a fine job as NDSU's faculty representative."
"I can't think of a more exciting time to have this position," Sellnow
said, referring to the university's transition to Division I. "As a professor of organizational communication, I clearly understand that change is always difficult.But, we have such an outstanding program that NDSU's transition will be smoother and more productive than you might expect with a major change like this."
The position's duties include being as a liaison between faculty, administration and athletics; serving on the University Athletics Committee; assisting in institutional certification processes; participating in compliance reviews; administering NCAA coaches' exams regarding recruiting and compliance; and attending conference and NCAA meetings. "We're very excited that Tim has accepted the position," said Gene Taylor, director of intercollegiate athletics.
...Sellnow, who joined the NDSU faculty in 1988, earned his bachelor's degree at St. Cloud State University, his master's degree from NDSU and his doctorate at Wayne State University, Detroit.