Cullowhee, N.C. - A.J. Grube, Western Carolina University's faculty athletics representative (FAR), was elected president of the Southern Conference at the intercollegiate athletics association's annual spring meetings recently in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Grube, director of WCU's School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law, will serve a two-year term, effective June 1. She has served as vice president of the Southern Conference for the past two years, with Chip Taylor from The Citadel serving as president.
"The Southern Conference is one of a few conferences where the faculty athletics representatives serve as the officers of the conference and, hence, cast his or her institution's vote when needed. Most conferences don't work this way," she said. "I'm truly excited about this opportunity."
A faculty member at WCU since 1999, Grube also was recently named to the NCAA legislative committee, a 19-member group whose primary responsibility is to review and make recommendations regarding the merits of proposals developed through the association's shared governance process.
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