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2014-09-01 Olivet's Gary Newsome to serve on NAIA Board
2013-06-11 Newsome appointed to National Administration Council of NAIA

Olivet's Gary Newsome to serve on NAIA Board

Author: Wendy Reid/Laura Warfel
Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Olivet Nazarene University is pleased to announce that Gary Newsome, director of athletics, has been nominated for and accepted the role of serving on the Board of Directors for the NAIA Athletic Directors Association (ADA). The goal of this newly formed Board is to help lead the NAIA into a more productive future, one in which the ADs are at the forefront. This will include recognizing the accomplishments of members and encouraging professional growth.

“I am honored to have been asked to fill a spot on the NAIA’s ADA Board,” said Newsome of the appointment.  “I hope I can provide some added insight and direction within our association.”

Entering his seventh year as Olivet’s athletic director, Newsome will also continue to serve on the NAIA National Administrative Council’s Awards and Statistics committee, and as the commissioner of the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA). During his tenure at the helm of the Tigers, Olivet has won five consecutive Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Sports Cups and finished fifth in the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings — the highest finish in University history.

One athletic director from each NAIA conference in the country has been nominated to serve on the new ADA Board. Throughout the past year, the ADA Executive Committee, along with an ad-hoc advisory board, has worked tirelessly to help the ADA become a more relevant and participative organization. NAIA CEO Jim Carr has been very receptive to the goal of greater ADA participation in NAIA initiatives, as well as allowing for more opportunity to increase professional development and visibility.