CACC COMMISSIONER DAN MARA SELECTED AS CHAIR OF NCAA DIVISION II MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (August 30, 2012) – Dan
Mara, Commissioner of the Central Atlantic Collegiate
Conference, has been elected Chair of the NCAA Division II
Membership Committee, according to an announcement was made by NCAA
Vice President for Division II Mike Racy.
The election of Mara marks the second-consecutive term that the Chair of the Membership Committee will represent the CACC as Holy Family University Director of Athletics Sandy Michael held the position previously and has been a member of the committee since 2009. Mara’s term officially begins on September 1, 2012.
The NCAA Division II Membership Committee is comprised of eleven members, representatives of Division II institutions and conferences across the country. The Committee deals with all aspects of membership in the division. The committee selects institutions to begin the process of Division II membership and monitors the schools through the process. It also ensures compliance of current members. Mara has been a committee member since 2010 and will serve until September 2014.
“Membership is an area of great concern and importance for Division II and I am honored to be chosen for this post. It is my hope goal to have a positive influence on the process and to help ensure that quality institutions become members of this great division.’ Mara said. “The Committee is made up of dedicated, passionate individuals and it is an honor to be chosen by them to a leadership position.”
Mara has been Commissioner of the CACC since July 1, 2006. Previously, he was Associate Vice President for Athletics and Fitness at Post University from 1995 to 2006 and Assistant Director of Athletics and Women’s Basketball Coach at Mitchell College from 1976 to 1995.
Mara was inducted into the National Junior College Association Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Mitchell College Hall of Fame in 1998. He is a former member of the NCAA Division II Management Council and Chair of the NCAA Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee. He was the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) President form 2008-10 and is now serving as Past-President.
The CACC is a 14-member NCAA Division II Conference with its home office in New Haven, Conn. The CACC includes colleges and universities located in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Mara holds degrees from Mitchell College and Roger Williams University. He lives in Waterbury with his son, Danny (9).