Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee

The Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee (IAAC) advises the President of the University of Oregon on policies and practices of the Athletic Department and academic units as they affect academics on campus. 


Charge and Responsibilities

The committee is charged with advising the President on all policies and practices related to the academic performance and welfare of student-athletes. The Committee may, at the President’s direction, engage broader issues regarding the relation of the athletics program to the overall mission of the university and NCAA or PAC-12 policies. Additionally, the IAAC is charged with bringing issues related to the academics of student-athletes to the Senate with recommendations for action as needed.

Membership

committee member department SCHOOL/COLLEGE/ADMIN UNIT position term committee position
Christoper Minson Human Physiology College of Arts and Sciences Professor '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, Appointed, Chair
Tom Lininger   School of Law Professor '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, Appointed
Troy Elias   School of Journalism and Communications Associate Professor '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, Appointed
Peter Warnek Biology College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor '22-'23, '23-'24 Teaching Faculty, Elected
Vacant         Teaching Faculty, Elected
Paul Swangard   School of Journalism and Communications Professor '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, Elected
Anita Weiss International Studies College of Arts and Sciences Professor '21-'22, '22-'23 Teaching Faculty, Elected
Joshua Gordon   Lundquist College of Business Senior Instructor

'21-'22, '22-'23

Faculty Athletics Representative
Stephanie Prentiss   Business Affairs Office Student Billing Collector '22-'23 Classified Staff, Elected
Lilly Mould   Women's Tennis   '22-'23 Student, Appointed by President
Finn O'Donnell       '22-'23 Student, Appointed by ASUO
Elise Ferreira   Volleyball   '22-'23 Student, Appointed by SAAC
Roger Thompson   Student Services and Enrollment Management Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management NA Ex-Officio, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Kimberly Johnson   Undergraduate Education and Student Success Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success NA Ex-Officio, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success
Steve Stolp   Services for Student-Athletes Executive Director and Building Administration NA Ex-Officio, Director of Services for Student-Athletes
Da'Mon Merkerson   Athletics Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging NA Ex-Officio, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Rob Mullens   Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics NA Ex-Officio, Intercollegiate Athletic Director
Jody Sykes   Athletics

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Chief Compliance Officer

NA Ex-Officio, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Chief Compliance

Membership Requirements

There are eleven voting members – seven teaching faculty, broadly drawn from various academic units of the university, three students, and one classified staff member.

Faculty: Three of the faculty members shall be appointed by the President, three shall be elected, and one shall be the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).

Students: One of the student members shall be appointed by the President, one shall be appointed by the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO), and one shall be a varsity student-athlete selected by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Classified Staff: The classified staff member shall be elected. 

Non-Voting Members: There are five ex officio, non-voting members – Vice President for Enrollment Management, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success, Director of Services for Student Athletes, Intercollegiate Athletic Director, and Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator.

Leadership Structure

a) Chair: Appointed by the University President from among the faculty members of the IAAC 

b) Convener: chair

c) Staff: none

Length of Term

a) Non-Students (faculty, OA’s, OR’s, Classified): Two years, staggered 

b) Students: One year

c) Ex Officio: Indefinite

Term Limits

a) For the Chair: none 

b) For Committee Members: none  

c) Ex officio: none 

Frequency of Meetings

At least two times each academic term. Additional meetings to discuss specific items may be scheduled at the request of the President, the University Senate, the Chair, or a majority of the Committee.

Reporting Deadline(s)

The chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee is responsible for submitting an annual written report to the Senate President and the Senate Executive Coordinator no later than June 1. At a minimum, this report should contain a summary of the academic performance and welfare of student-athletes over the past academic year. The chair is also responsible for apprising the University Senate in a timely manner of any Committee actions requiring University Senate action. 

Contact

Office of the President, pres@uoregon.edu