Bill Chaves Appointed to NCAA Committee

Eastern’s Athletic Director since 2007, Chaves will serve on the Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct

Eastern Washington University athletic director Bill Chaves has been appointed to serve on the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct.

Chaves, who is in his sixth year overseeing EWU’s 14-sport program, will serve for four years. The 11-person committee is comprised of other administrators, as well as a student-athlete, from NCAA Division I, II and III institutions. The committee recommends policies, practices and initiatives for sportsmanship and ethical conduct in intercollegiate athletics consistent with the educational mission and goals of NCAA members. It meets twice a year at the NCAA offices in Indianapolis, Ind.

Chaves served four years as chair on the NCAA Administration Cabinet from 2008-12, including the final year as chair. The cabinet, which consists of 21 members from various Division I institutions and conference offices, is responsible for administrative functions within Division I athletics, including governance issues, review of applications for reclassification to Division I status, and all committee selections.  

Chaves has also served on the Big Sky Conference Championship and Competition Committee since 2008, including as chair from 2010-12. Since 2010 he has also served on the league’s Eligibility Committee. Under Eastern President Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo, he serves on the President’s Executive Council and the President’s Cabinet.

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