New NJCAA Structure Announced

New NJCAA Structure Announced
Aug 01, 2018
The NJCAA has announced a recently approved new governance structure for member colleges and Anoka-Ramsey Community College Dean of Student Affairs Steve Crittenden will have a leading role in the process. 
Formerly the president of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Executive Committee, Crittenden was voted to his role by the Region XIII membership, which includes MCAC, Mon-Dak and independent two-year colleges.  Mike Curfman, academic dean of the Thief River Falls campus at Northland Community & Technical College will serve as president of the MCAC, with Alan Stage, dean of instruction at Ridgewater College, serving as vice-president for the 21-member conference. 
For the full NJCAA Board of Regents story, please review below: 
Charlotte, NC – On August 1, the NJCAA officially introduced its 37-member Board of Regents as part of its newly adopted governance structure. This new structure will create additional opportunities for student-athletes and member colleges by connecting each of the NJCAA's 24 regions on a monthly basis.


The Board of Regents came together for the first time during the NJCAA Board of Regents Planning Retreat on July 17th in Charlotte, NC. The retreat was hosted by the Hilton University Place Hotel, just steps from the national office's new location.


NJCAA Executive Director Dr. Christopher expressed his excitement for this new era in the association. "Our organization is very proud and excited about the new governance structure of the NJCAA. This structure is going to provide us with the flexibility and foresight to adapt to the forever changing dynamics of higher education which will allow us to serve our member colleges, coaches, administrators and most importantly our student-athletes to the highest level."

One elected board member will represent each region. The region representatives will be joined by a Board Chair, Men's Administrator, Women's Administrator, four At-Large Members, and six members of the Presidential Advisory Council.

Dr. Parker sees the new leadership as an avenue for positive advancement within the NJCAA. "In addition, we are very blessed to have 37 outstanding leaders with many, many years of NJCAA experience who are led by board chair Mr. Mick McDaniel and together we will all concentrate on student success, equity and inclusion with a transparent and unified structure to reach new levels within the NJCAA."

A full directory of the NJCAA Board of Regents can be found HERE.


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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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