2009-10 PAC Faculty Athletic Representatives

From L-R: Thiel's Chris Moinet, Saint Vincent Rob DePasquale, Geneva's Denise Murphy-Gerber, Westminster's Dar Huey,

Chatham's Mary Jo Loughran, Waynesburg's Richard Krause, Grove City's Eric Potter and Bethany's Erich Lippman.


Not pictured: Thomas More's Tyler Green and Washington & Jefferson's John Gregor


Faculty Athletic Representatives' Regulations



The mission of PAC FARA is as follows:


1)      To clarify and articulate the role of the FAR on individual campuses in the conference.


2)      To enhance the level of institutional support provided to FARs in support of their efforts to ensure academic integrity, institutional control and student-athlete welfare.


3)      To provide orientation and professional development for FARs


4)      To offer a collective voice for FARs on Division III intercollegiate athletics issues of significance to the PAC.




I.          Name


The name of the organization will be the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (PAC FARA).


II.         Purposes


            The purposes of PAC FARA are as follows:


1.      To address academic issues affecting the integrity of intercollegiate athletics in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Among these issues are any that significantly affect positively or negatively a student-athlete’s commitment or opportunity to achieve a baccalaureate degree.


2.      To provide a means by which faculty athletic representatives in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference may express their views and concerns about intercollegiate athletics.


3.      To study and evaluate proposed NCAA legislation, and to inform PAC FARA members of the nature and implications of proposals that are of concern to those members.


4.      To inform other constituencies about PAC FARA’s position on proposed NCAA legislation and issues affecting the integrity of intercollegiate athletics in the conference.


5.      To disseminate to FARA members any information that should be of interest to them.


6.      To assist FARA members in promoting the fiundamental principles of the NCAA.


7.      To hold regular and special meetings as means of implementing the above purposes and conducting the business of PAC FARA.


III.       Membership


1.      Eligibility – All FARs of institutional members (including provisional members) of the PAC are members of PAC FARA.


2.      Conditions of membership: Members will remain in good standing as long as they occupy the position of institutional FAR. It is expected that members will attend PAC FARA meetings as regularly as possible.


3.      Continuing Education: All PAC FARs shall attend periodic educational meetings such as the FARA Fall Forum, NCAA Regional Rules Seminars or the NCAA Convention.


IV.       Officers


1.      The Chair of PAC FARA will be the FAR from the school which concurrently holds the chair of the PAC Presidents’ and Athletic Directors Councils. The Vice Chair of PAC FARA will be the FAR from the school next in alphabetic rotation to chair the PAC Presidents’ and Athletic Directors Councils.


2.      Duties of Elected Officers: The Chair will coordinate the agenda (in coordination with the PAC Executive Director) and will be in charge of running all PAC FARA meetings. The Chair will also represent PAC FARA at all other conference meetings, as necessary. If the chair is unable to attend a meeting, the duties of the Chair are assumed by the Vice Chair or another PAC FARA representative selected by the Chair.


V. Meetings


1.      PAC FARA will meet in person twice a year at the conference office. Meeting dates will be in late November/early December and April, both prior to the meetings of the PAC Presidents. Council.


2.      Meetings and/or conference calls may be scheduled at other times of the year by the Chair or PAC Executive Director as needed.


VI. Amendments to By-Laws


1.      The PAC FARA by-laws may be changed by a 2/3rds majority vote (7 of 10 members in 2007-08). Voting by proxy is acceptable.


2.      All by-law changes must be proposed one meeting in advance of the vote to change to by-law.