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Metro State President Stephen Jordan re-elected chair of NCAA Presidents Council

Posted: November 3, 2008

DENVER – Metropolitan State College of Denver President Stephen Jordan has been re-elected to a second one-year term as chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Presidents Council. He has been a member of the Council since April 2007. His membership extends through the 2010 NCAA Convention "I am honored to continue serving a national organization that recognizes the need to balance the role of the athletics program to serve both the campus and the general public,” says Jordan.

As chair, Jordan serves as a spokesperson for Division II and chair for the Division II Administrative Committee. He also is a member of the association’s Executive Committee and as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the Division II Budget/Finance Committee. In addition to presiding at the Presidents Council meetings, Jordan will continue to preside at the Division II business session at the annual NCAA convention.

The Presidents Council is the leadership structure and forum for presidential interests in Division II athletics. The council, made up of 15 presidents and chancellors from Division II institutions, establishes and directs general policy and sponsors legislation for approval by the Division II membership. It also has the authority to approve non-controversial legislation.

Involvement with such groups is not new to Jordan. At Eastern Washington University, Jordan chaired the Big Sky Conference’s Presidents Council, a board on which he served for seven years. He also was a member of an NCAA presidential advisory group that reported to the Division I Board of Directors. Jordan became president of Metro State in July 2005 after having been president of Eastern Washington University since 1998. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.


About Metropolitan State College of Denver

With more than 24,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans. Starting in the fall of 2010, the College is offering master’s degrees in accounting and teacher education, with plans to offer a master’s in social work in fall 2011. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 67,500 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.