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Goucher’s Nancy Hubbard to Represent Landmark at NCAA Division III FAR Fellows Institute

Goucher’s Nancy Hubbard to Represent Landmark at NCAA Division III FAR Fellows Institute

TOWSON, Md. – Goucher College Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Nancy Hubbard has been selected as the 2015 NCAA Division III FAR Fellow.

Dr. Nancy Hubbard is an internationally known expert on mergers and acquisitions, globalization, and management of change.  Hubbard holds the Miriam Katowitz (’73) Chair of Management and Accounting at Goucher College (Maryland, USA).  She is also Visiting Professor at the University of Marseilles (France) and at the Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO) in Russia. Hubbard has previously served as an Associate Fellow at Templeton College, University of Oxford, a position she held for 18 years as well as former Lecturer in Oxford’s School of Management—now the Saïd Business School.

Hubbard, a professor in the Business Management Department, has been with Goucher since September 2009 and has served as the Faculty Athletic Representative for the last three years. She also attended the FARA Annual Meeting and Symposium in November 2014 in New Orleans, La. She was appointed Chair of the Landmark FARs in January 2015, a position she will hold for two years.

“Being a former athlete, I absolutely understand the benefits that being a collegiate athletes brings in enhancing one’s college experience and developing invaluable tools for later in life,” said Hubbard.  “I hope that I can learn more at the FAR Institute that can be applied and enhance our student-athletes’ Goucher experience.”

The FAR Fellows Institute was launched in 2010 and aims to increase the effectiveness of Division III FARs at the campus, conference and national levels. Previous Landmark attendees include Harry Dammer, Scranton (2010) and Michael Ales, USMMA (2012).

Institute attendees will participate in a three-day professional development program at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18. The components of the program provide a thorough examination of best practices and issues surrounding the role and responsibility of the FAR, help FAR Fellows develop the leadership skills necessary to carry out their responsibilities on campus and in their conference, and strengthen the network of FARs needed to serve on conference, divisional and association-wide committees. The Institute will conclude with FAR Fellows committing to taking action on at least one idea.

Highlights from 2014 included:

Campus

  • Get involved with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
  • Establish a faculty-team liaison program.
  • Host round tables with campus constituents.

Conference

  • Share best practice ideas with conference FARs.
  • Connect with opposing institution’s FAR during road games.
  • Invite commissioner to meet with FAR when visiting campus.

National

  • Attend national meetings (FARA Annual Meeting and Symposium, NCAA Convention and Regional Rules Seminars).
  • Build FAR network.
  • Learn and take positions on legislation.