Indianapolis, IN| St. Joseph's College Assistant Vice President & Senior Director of Athletics & Recreation Shantey Hill has been elevated to the position of chair of the NCAA Division III Management Council. Hill, who had served as vice-chair in 2017, began her one-year term as Chair in January.
The Management Council, which features 19 members, nine of which are required to be athletic directors, "reports directly to the Presidents Council and handles the implementation of policies adopted by the Association's Board of Governors and Division III Presidents Council." Additionally, it "may sponsor legislative proposals; make interpretations of Division III's bylaws; and may also handle resolution of Division III issues and recommendations from other committees and working groups throughout the Division's substructure."
In July of 2017, Hill was elected chair for the term beginning in January of 2018. Kate Roy, senior woman administrator and associate director of athletics at Lyndon State, was elected vice-chair.
Hill, who becomes to the first African-American woman to hold the position, has been with St. Joseph's since November of 2013 when she was named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation and Chair of the Department of Physical Education. In July 2015 Hill was promoted to her current position of Assistant Vice President.
Since her arrival at SJC, Hill has reorganized the senior management team to better service the needs of student-athletes, renovated the Danzi Athletic Center gymnasium and fitness center, and successfully established an exclusive apparel deal with Nike/BSN Sports. She has also overhauled the departments' rental and corporate sponsorship agreements landing Body Armor, Essentia Water, Brookhaven Hospital and North Fork Express as partners.
In addition to her appointment to the Management Council, Hill has sat on the Board of Governors of the NCAA's Commission to Combat Sexual Violence and was previously named to the board of United Way of Long Island.