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Summary of Meetings

2017-18 Meeting Schedule

Spring 2018 Semester:

Friday, February 2, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018  
                 

Meeting Synopses

 

Synopsis of IAB May 5, 2017

The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting.  The Compliance Office noted the possibility of short and long-term impacts that the State of New York’s Excelsior Scholarship may have on student-athlete’s financial aid packages, as well as each team’s NCAA financial aid limits.  It was reported that the NCAA is in the final stage of this year’s legislative cycle and has adopted a significant amount of proposals that will change or implement new rules relating to recruiting, financial aid, academic eligibility, athletic eligibility, and student-athlete well-being.  The Athletic Director then provided an update on athletic teams, and a facilities update.

Synopsis of IAB March 28, 2017

The minutes of January 31, 2017 were unanimously approved.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting and noted that the NCAA’s Sport Science Institute has recently recommended the implementation of additional contact-related safeguards for football.  The Athletic Director provided an update on athletic teams, upcoming events and diversity initiatives.  The Director announced the hiring of a two-time Olympian Janelle Atkinson as the head women’s swimming & diving coach.  The Faculty Athletic Representative provided a brief update and noted that she is currently working on surveying three sports teams for NCAA Research on National Study of Substance Abuse habits by college student athletes.           

Synopsis of IAB January 31, 2017

The minutes of December 7, 2016 were unanimously approved.  The Chair introduced two of the newest Board members.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting and noted some recent legislation adopted by the Power Five Conference.  The Athletic Director provided an update on facilities noting that the Seawolves Fueling Station is up and running.  He stated that the pool is in the final stage and ready for inspections, noting the plan to begin competition in the Fall of 2017, and added that they are in the process of interviewing for the Head Coach position. He stated that construction has begun on the LaValle Stadium renovation.  The Director then provided an update on athletic teams and announced the hire of the new Head Women’s Volleyball Coach.  He closed his report with the news that Stony Brook Athletics will retire the No. 20 jersey of Jameel Warney, a three-time America East Player of the Year and the most decorated player in Seawolves basketball history.

Synopsis of IAB December 7, 2016

The minutes of October 24, 2016 were unanimously approved.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting.  The Athletic Director provided an update on athletic teams.  He then provided a facilities update, stating that the pool renovations are nearing completion and noted the upcoming searches for a Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach, as well as a search for a Women’s Volleyball Coach to replace the former head coach.  He also spoke about the upcoming launch of the new “Fueling Station” for student athletes which will allow them to “grab and go”, and noted that the strength and conditioning staff worked to help this come to fruition.

Synopsis of IAB October 24, 2016

The minutes of September 28, 2016 were unanimously approved.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting.  The Athletic Director provided an update on athletic teams mentioning that the men’s soccer team is ranked 3rd in the conference by RPI and clinched a play-off spot in the conference and right now would be the number 2 spot.  He then noted that they recently hosted the first Hall of Fame induction ceremony in ten years, stating that before Homecoming they inducted 10 individuals into the Stony Brook Hall of Fame.  He concluded by providing a facilities update.

Synopsis of IAB September 28, 2016

The minutes of May 3, 2016 were unanimously approved.  The Chair introduced the newest Board members, as well as the newly hired Head Men’s Basketball Coach.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting.  The Athletic Director stated that they had set a goal of 3.15 cumulative GPA and are making significant progress having gone from a 3.08 cumulative in the Fall 2015 to a 3.1 cumulative in the Spring 2016.  He discussed the life skills program which task is to prepare student athletes for life after Stony Brook University.  He then noted that student athletes have been added to the NCAA board which allows their voices to be heard on a larger stage.  He provided an update on athletic teams in addition to a facilities update.

Synopsis of IAB May 3, 2016

The minutes of March 8, 2016 were unanimously approved.  The Chair introduced the new Faculty Athletic Representative.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting.  The Athletic Director reported that the Fall sports teams are already in training and provided an update on athletic teams including the dates of upcoming athletic events.  He noted the hire of the new Men’s Basketball Coach.  He also provided an update on the progress of athletic facility renovations, as well as fundraising efforts.

Synopsis of IAB March 8, 2016

The minutes of February 2, 2016 were unanimously approved.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting.  The Chair noted that a recommendation for a Faculty Athletic Representative has been put forth to the President and it is anticipated that the position will be filled by the next meeting in May.  The Athletic Director provided an update on athletic teams and highlighted the men’s basketball team win which led the team into the America East Championship game with the hopes it will lead them to the NCAA tournament.

Synopsis of IAB February 2, 2016

The minutes of December 1, 2015 were unanimously approved.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since the last meeting.  It was noted that the NCAA’s legislative process is underway including a review of the time demand made by coaches on student-athletes.  The Faculty Athletic Representative resigned, therefore, no report was presented.  The Athletic Director report centered on student-athlete academic success, as well as a recap of the 1st half of the conference season.

Synopsis of IAB December 1, 2015

The minutes of November 3, 2015 were unanimously approved.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since last meeting. The Faculty Athletic Representative resigned, therefore, no report was presented. The Athletic Director report centered on Fall season wrap up, attendance and fundraising efforts.  Additional discussion focused on facility upgrade.

Synopsis of IAB November 3, 2015

The minutes of October 1, 2015 were unanimously approved.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since last meeting.  The Faculty Athletic Representative provided a brief report and noted that the NCAA Graduation rates would be coming out within the week.  The Athletic Director report centered on Fall sports, facility renovations and recent announcement of the Dubin Challenge.  Additional discussion focused on the new Life Skills Program and the new Academy of Leaders group.

Synopsis of IAB October 1, 2015

The minutes of May 5, 2015 were unanimously approved.  The Core Compliance Committee had no issues to report since last meeting.  Two pending rule changes were discussed.  The Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) discussed the role of the FAR for new members.  The Athletic Director report centered on the recent decision in the O’Bannon case, permissive rule changes on cost of attendance and updates on fundraising through Seawolves United and Seawolves Town, as well as new radio coverage.

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