Graphic of Dean College President Kenneth Elmore with Bulldog for NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions

Dean College President Kenneth Elmore, J.D. has been named to the NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions.

Elmore will represent both Dean College and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) on the five-member committee, which is tasked with upholding the league’s commitment to fair competition, integrity and sportsmanship by hearing cases on alleged violations of NCAA legislation by member institutions and their employees. The committee’s responsibilities include conducting hearings and reviews, deciding cases related to infractions and prescribing appropriate penalties, among others. Elmore’s term begins immediately and will run through January 2025, when he will be eligible for re-appointment.

“I'm humbled and honored to serve on the NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions, and be one of the stewards for fairness,” stated President Elmore. “I am proud to serve and look forward to working with other committee members.”

“President Elmore will most certainly be a tremendous asset to the Division III Committee on Infractions,” said GNAC Commissioner Joe Walsh. “We are proud to have him representing both Dean and the GNAC on the national level.”

Elmore’s appointment underscores the importance of integrity and sportsmanship to Dean College, which gained active NCAA Division III membership for 16 athletic teams in 2020.

“I am looking forward to the discussions around emerging and complex issues within college sports. I hope my contributions prove to be valuable,” said President Elmore. “I also look forward to seeing Dean College and GNAC members be model students, competitors, and community members and never ‘have business’ with this committee.”

Elmore’s appointment to the Committee on Infractions comes at a time of significant transformation for the NCAA, as former Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker assumes the role of NCAA President and will look to ensure the well-being of student-athletes and address issues common to student-athletes and athletic departments across the country.

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