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Exley Elected to NJCAA Board of Directors

Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley was one of four new representatives elected by the NJCAA Board of Directors and member college presidents.

In the Southeast District, Regions 8, 17, 22 and 23 elected Dr. Robert Exley of Snead State Community College (Ala.) as their new Presidential Representative. Before arriving at Snead State, Dr. Exley served as President of Parkland College (Ill.) and was the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Iowa Western Community College. He also held a variety of administrative positions at Miami Dade College (Fla.) where he established the institution’s national recognized service-learning program.

As a professor, Dr. Exley instructed at Iowa State University, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, San Jacinto College (Texas), Miami Dade College and currently teaches graduate courses for the University of Alabama. Dr. Exley’s collegiate education began at NJCAA-member institution San Jacinto College where he earned his associate of arts. He later obtained his bachelor’s degree from Houston-Clear Lake and a Ph. D. from the University of Texas where he was honored as a distinguished graduate in 2007 for his contributions to American two-year colleges.

Other representatives elected included NJCAA President Bryce Roderick, NJCAA Second Vice President for Women Michelle Ruble, and Southwest District Presidential Representative Dr. Bill Champion.

"The election of Dr. Exley is not only great for the NJCAA, but for Region 22 as well", stated ACCC Commissioner and NJCAA Board Member Dean Myrick.  "I look forward to working with Dr. Exley on a national level.  He will bring alot of experience and knowledge to our Board.  We will be able to bring alot of informaton and ideas back to Region 22." 

Since 1938 the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has been the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. The NJCAA is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year nearly 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and nine football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1985. For more information visit www.njcaa.org.