Northwestern College President Alan Cureton has been appointed to the NCAA Division III Presidents Council, becoming its first member to represent the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
"This is a great opportunity for Dr. Cureton to serve the over 450 NCAA Division III institutions in the United States," said Northwestern's Vice President for Student Life & Athletics Matt Hill. "The Presidents Council is considered the top committee in the organization as they deal with many legislative issues, student-athlete well-being issues, and encourage the co-curricular participation of over 100,000 student-athletes."
Cureton's appointment followed Brian Levin-Stankevich's necessary departure from the council as he transitioned into a new presidency with an NAIA institution, according to the NCAA.
Prior to this council position, Cureton served as a member of the NCAA Division III Nominating Committee and the NCAA Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group. He also serves as chair for the Midwest Athletic Conference Council of Presidents.
"His appointment is a great representation for Northwestern College and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference," said Hill.
The Presidents Council meets on a quarterly basis at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, Ind., and Cureton will join the council at the NCAA Convention in January. Though his term will expire in 2014, Dr. Cureton will be eligible for another four year appointment.
Cureton was inaugurated in January 2002 as the eighth president of Northwestern College. Founded in 1902, Northwestern College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Roseville offering more than 70 areas of study, five master's degrees and several associate degree and certificate programs.
More than 3,000 students representing 33 states and 19 countries are enrolled in Northwestern's traditional undergraduate and graduate and continuing education programs. www.nwc.edu.