March 1, 2013
The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has announced the addition of three new members to the group including Minnesota associate athletics director and chief financial officer Tom McGinnis. The committee also named North Dakota director of athletics Brian Faison and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute athletics director Jim Knowlton to the group. Their four-year terms will begin September 1, 2013.
McGinnis is in his second year at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and will serve as the representative for the Big Ten Conference, which will begin play as a conference for the first time in 2013-14. In Minneapolis, McGinnis serves as the associate athletics director and chief financial officer. He is a member of the department’s senior management team and oversees human resources, travel and information technology in addition to serving as the administrator for the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs. Prior to his position at Minnesota, McGinnis spent 14 years in The Ohio State University athletics department. McGinnis served as the Buckeyes' senior associate athletics director for administration, overseeing human resources, information technology, ice rink and equipment. McGinnis led the development and implementation of the athletic department's strategic plans and served as the championship manager for multiple NCAA and conference championships during his time with the Buckeyes.
The Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee is made up of one person from each hockey-playing conference and currently consists of: Rick Goeb, director of athletics, Bemidji State University; Tom Nevala, senior associate athletics director, University of Notre Dame; Rand Pecknold, head coach, Quinnipiac University; Kevin Sneddon, head coach, University of Vermont and Col. William Walker, deputy director of athletics, United States Air Force Academy.
“We couldn’t be happier with the selection of these three individuals,” said Kristin Fasbender, NCAA associate director of championships and alliances and operations manager for the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. “They all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, and will be tremendous assets to Division I men’s ice hockey.”
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