Missouri Valley Conference Names Its 2008-09 Athletics Officers
Monday, June 09, 2008

ST. LOUIS -- Dr. Ben Allen, president of the University of Northern Iowa, and Dr. Anne Woodrick, faculty athletics representative from the University of Northern Iowa, will serve as the 2008-09 chair of the Presidents Council and president of the Missouri Valley Conference, respectively, Valley Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced.

Allen and Woodrick top the list of the seven-member officers for the conference for 2008-09.  Dr. Harold Bardo, faculty athletics representative at Southern Illinois University, is the president-elect for The Valley, while Dr. Joe Sanders, faculty athletics representative at Indiana State University, is the past president of the Conference.

Ken Kavanagh, director of athletics at Bradley University, will serve as the league's vice president/director of athletics.  And Jean Berger, senior woman administrator at Drake University, will serve as The Valley's vice president/senior woman administrator.  Berger also will serve as the chair for the Athletics Administrators Committee.


The approved slate of athletics officers for the 2008-09 academic year is:

Chair, MVC Presidents Council -- Dr. Ben Allen, president of the University of Northern Iowa.

MVC President -- Dr. Anne Woodrick, faculty athletics representative at the University of Northern Iowa.

MVC President-Elect -- Dr. Harold Bardo, faculty athletics representative at Southern Illinois University.

MVC Past President -- Dr. Joe Sanders, faculty athletics representative at Indiana State University.

MVC Vice President/Director of Athletics -- Ken Kavanagh, director of athletics at Bradley University.

MVC Vice President/Senior Woman Administrator and Chair of the Athletics Administrators Committee:  Jean Berger, senior woman administrator at Drake University.

Secretary-Treasurer -- Doug Elgin, Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner.