University of Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden has been selected as the 2013-14 President of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The announcement comes one year after Alden and campus administration led the University into the Southeastern Conference.
“We look forward to having Mike Alden serve as our President in 2013-14 and anticipate his leadership in enhancing NACDA’s ever expanding role in intercollegiate athletics,” said NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione.
“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 Mizzou Athletics, which has seen unprecedented levels of success. 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,” University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton said of Alden’s appointment.
NACDA, now in its 49th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention.