COLUMBIA – MU Director of Athletics Mike Alden has been selected as the 2013-14 President of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
The announcement comes one year after Alden and campus administration led the university into the Southeastern Conference and follows unprecedented and aggressive renovation plans throughout the Sports Park at Missouri.
In addition to Alden, executive committee members for 2013-14 include athletics directors Greg Byrne, University of Arizona; Brenda Hampton, Iowa Western Community College; Marcus Manning, Maryville University; Lee Reed, Georgetown University; and Jack Sullivan, County College of Morris.
“I’ve known Mike for a very long time and have enjoyed watching his career and all he has accomplished,” Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive said. “In his role as President of NACDA, he will bring energy, passion and commitment to the membership, and the organization will certainly benefit.”
Alden begins his 16th season at the helm of Missouri athletics and contributions to athletics has grown under his watch. In the classroom Missouri ranked among Southeastern Conference leaders in both graduation success rates and academic progress rates and on-field performances remained strong with 14-of-20 programs reaching postseason play.
“Mike has been an outstanding leader for Mizzou’s athletic program for many years, and we are very proud to see him contribute his exceptional skills at the national level,” MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said of Alden’s appointment.