Division II Athletics Directors Association selects LR's Kim Pate as president


Kim Pate

The Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) has selected Kim Pate, vice president of athletics at Lenoir-Rhyne University, to serve as president for the 2022-23 membership year.

“I am extremely honored and humbled for the opportunity to serve as president for the D2 ADA,” said Pate. “I am blessed to work alongside some of the top leaders in collegiate athletics who make up the D2 ADA Board and who are truly dedicated to making a positive impact on the student-athlete experience. As we navigate the dynamic changes occurring within the landscape of college athletics, I feel blessed that our association is extremely engaged in seeking solutions to the various challenges we are all experiencing while keeping the health and well-being of the student-athlete front and center as we look for opportunities to enhance and support their experience.”

Pate takes over for past president, Bren Stevens, vice president and director of athletics at the University of Charleston, while Kirby Garry, director of athletics at Cal State Monterey Bay moves to first vice president and Andrew Gavin, director of athletics at University of Wisconsin Parkside moves to the role of second vice president. Michael McFarland, director of athletics at Bloomsburg University, joins the D2 ADA officers as the new third vice president for the 2022-23 membership year.

The following directors of athletics will serve on the Board of Directors for the 2022-23 membership year: 

  • Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins, San Francisco State University (CCAA)
  • Jenn Bell, Converse University (CC)
  • Sheila Wooten, Bloomfield College (CACC)
  • Clyde Doughty, Bowie State University (CIAA)
  • Traci Murphy, Daemen University (ECC)
  • Keith Baxter, Southeastern Oklahoma State University (GAC)
  • Paul Lowden, Davenport University (GLIAC)
  • Tom Eisenhauer, William Jewell College (GLVC)
  • Brandi Laurita, University of Findlay (GMAC)
  • Theresa Hanson, Simon Fraser University (GNAC)
  • Jason Carmichael, University of West Georgia (GSC)
  • Connor Smith, Dallas Baptist University (LSC)
  • Curtis Hammeke, Fort Hays State University (MIAA)
  • Scott Swain, Notre Dame College (MEC)
  • Rachel Burleson, Franklin Pierce University (NE10)
  • Pam Gohl, University of Sioux Falls (NSIC)
  • Phil Billeci-Gard, Holy Names University (PWC)
  • Brian Reese, Lander University (PBC)
  • Lisa Goddard McGuirk, Gannon University (PSAC)
  • Joel Lueken, South Dakota School of Mines (RMAC)
  • Bert Epting, Anderson University (SAC)
  • Curtis Campbell, Morehouse College (SIAC)
  • Michael Mominey, Nova Southeastern University (SSC)

The D2 ADA is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities; enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics; and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of Division II athletics directors. For more information about the D2 ADA. The D2 ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 58th year. For more information on NACDA and the 18 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, visit www.nacda.com.

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