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Micki Thompson '91, '07 appointed to NCAA Division II Management Council

Thompson NCAAMicki Thompson '91, '07 (MSL), Pfeiffer University's senior associate athletic director, director of compliance, and senior woman administrator, has been selected by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) to serve on its Division II management council. Her appointment is the first of its kind for Pfeiffer University. Ms. Thompson's four-year term begins in January 2014, immediately following NCAA's national convention in San Diego.

"Micki is a great professional and undoubtedly deserving of this appointment," said Bob Reasso '73, athletic director. "The work of the management council is critical to the daily operations of the NCAA and it's wonderful for Pfeiffer to participate on such a visible level."

The Division II management council is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the entire division, according to NCAA policy. The council implements policies adopted by the NCAA's executive committee and Division II president's council; makes recommendations to the president's council on matters it deems appropriate; recommends adoption of amendments, administrative bylaws and regulations to govern Division II; and reviews appeals by member institutions of decisions made by a Division II committee or the NCAA staff regarding the application of NCAA legislation. It includes one member from each of the active Division II conferences as well as one member from Division II independent institutions and two at-large members for a total of 27 participants, including chief executive officers, faculty athletics representatives, athletic directors, conference representatives and senior woman administrators.

"The management council plays an important role in ensuring that the legislation, experiences and competitive interests of student-athletes are not only fair and equitable but also protect the integrity of collegiate sports," said Ms. Thompson. "I am proud and honored to be chosen to represent Conference Carolinas and Pfeiffer University on this distinguished council. I look forward to serving Division II institutions and student-athletes and will continue to put their welfare first."

During 14 years at Pfeiffer, Ms. Thompson has served as assistant athletic director, athletics operations manager, assistant director of compliance, motor fleet administrator, sports information supervisor, interim cross country coach, NCAA DII Southeast Regional Advisory Committee member for women's golf, adjunct professor and advisor to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She is a 2012 graduate of the NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement, East Region.

From 2007-09, Ms. Thompson served as facilitator for the NCAA DII Leadership Academy. She was one of 12 administrators to help educate and engage student-athletes, coaches and administrators across the country in leadership and personal development.

Thompson has earned two degrees from Pfeiffer University, a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and sociology and a master of science degree in organizational change and leadership. She lives in Albemarle with her husband Ashley and children Abby and Jake.

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