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Ron Romain, chair of the Board of Trustees,  speaks at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. Romain said the board will make an official decision on transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I by mid-February.

DI Exploratory Committee releases their final report

Ian Young and Tegan Ruhl January 18, 2022

The Division I Exploratory Committee released their final report to the public Thursday. The report broke down the 24-member committee's feelings and research on transitioning university athletics to Division...

Jon Mark Hall and Nick LaRowe, Division I Exploratory Committee co-chairs, present Division I survey results to faculty, staff and administration Wednesday morning at the virtual University Update session.

Division I Exploratory Committee release DI survey results

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2022

Division I Exploratory Committee released Division I survey results at the virtual University Updates session Wednesday morning during Spring 2022 Professional Development Day for faculty, staff and administration.  Jon...

Students express mixed feelings about the Division I feasibility study. President Ronald Rochon announced Sept. 27 that the university would be studying the feasibility of transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I.

Opinion: Students have mixed feelings about DI, it’s easy to see why

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor December 5, 2021

When President Ronald Rochon revealed the university is studying the plausibility of transitioning university athletics from NCAA Division II to Division I, it expectedly caused a stir. Faculty, students,...

Jon Mark Hall co-chair of the Division I Exploratory Committee, speaks about the Division I Exploratory Committee at the SGA Public Forum Thursday. Nick LaRowe and Jon Mark Hall as co-chairs of the Division I Exploratory Committee updated the SGA and audience on the Division I feasibility study.

Division I Exploratory Committee finishing Division I feasibility study

Ian Young and Shelby Clark December 5, 2021

The Division I Exploratory Committee met for the final time Friday morning and are currently in the process of finishing their report that will be presented to the Board of Trustees Jan. 13, 2022. The...

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