The value, image and visibility of Eastern Washington University continues to expand on a national scale, as EWU Athletic Director Bill Chaves has been elected chair of the NCAA Administration Cabinet for the 2011-12 academic year.
The cabinet, which consists of 21 members from various Division I institutions and conference offices, is responsible for administrative functions within Division I athletics, including governance issues, review of applications for reclassification to Division I status, and all committee selections.
"I look forward to continuing to represent the Big Sky Conference in the NCAA's governance structure, as well as working with a talented group of professionals who do a tremendous job in carrying out the duties of this Cabinet,” said Chaves.
Chaves has served as the Big Sky representative on the NCAA Administration Cabinet for the past three years. Upon entering his fourth and final year of service, he was elected chair of the esteemed governing group. His term will conclude in June 2012.