|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
April 13, 2011
Amanda R. Warfield
University Relations and Marketing
Bowie State Sports Information Director Named President of National Association
Gregory Goings to Assume Post in June
(Bowie, Md.) - Bowie State University Sports Information Director Gregory Goings was recently appointed to serve as president of the Division II Sports Information Directors Association (SIDA). Mr. Goings will officially assume his presidential duties at the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Workshop in Marco Island, Flor. at the end of June. This position is in addition to his role as sports information director for BSU.
During his two-year term, Mr. Goings will be responsible for coordinating board meetings, handling direct membership issues and maintaining relationships with the Conference Commissioners Association and the Athletic Directors Association (ADA). He will also participate in various meetings with the ADA, the NCAA Division II Vice President and the College Division Management Council of CoSIDA, and much more. He will begin the transition from his current position of first vice president to his new role as president during the NCAA Community Engagement Workshop at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis June 1-3.
"I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve as President of the Division II Sports Information Directors Association and thank my colleagues throughout the country for their support", said Mr. Goings. "I look forward to working with the NCAA, the D-II Athletic Directors Association and our Conference Commissioners."
The first president of the Division II SIDA was Roy Pickerill from Kentucky Wesleyan College who served for a number of years as the only Division II SIDA officer. Since Mr. Pickerill left the position in 2009, the organization has transitioned into an officer rotation including president, first president and second vice president.
"I believe Greg Goings will be a great president for D-II SIDA," stated Rich Herman, current president for D-II SIDA and sports information director for Clarion University. "Greg has the experience, knowledge and dedication to represent Division II in a first class manner. He has also been part of the board for five years and knows how far we've come as an organization and where we need to go in the future. I wish him all the best and will support his presidency any way I can."
The Division II SIDA has more than 280 members and was formed to act as an intermediary that assists in the process of strengthening communication between sports information directors and various constituents in the field of collegiate athletic communications. The SIDA has strong relationships with the NCAA, the Athletic Directors Association (ADA) and the Division II Conference Commissioners. In addition, the SIDA is a member of the CoSIDA.
"This announcement is truly exciting for Mr. Goings, the Athletic Department, and the University," said Athletic Director Anton Goff. "The appointment to president of a national organization, such as SIDA is just a testament to the level of talent and dedication Mr. Goings has displayed his entire career. It says a lot when your peer members vote you into this type of position. This is yet another example of how Bowie State University faculty and staff are leading the way in a number of different fields."
Gregory Goings is in his eighth year as Bowie State University's sports information director and has over 20 years experience in the field of collegiate athletic communications. Mr. Goings, a Washington, D.C. native, is a 1977 graduate of McKinley Tech High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University. Previously, he served as sports information director for Virginia State University, a position he held for 12 years. To read the full bio on Mr. Goings, click here.
Amanda Sutton, A Bowie State University undergraduate student majoring in communications, was a contributing writer for this press release.
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