|N.C. A&T Announces New Athletics Affiliation: Big South Conference|
How many members of NC A&T Board of Trustees does it take to change a light bulb?
NC A&T official website says "N.C. A&T Announces New
Athletics Affiliation: Big South Conference". Stating
N.C. A&T Board of Trustees voted to switch athletic
conferences from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
to the Big South on Friday morning (02/06/20), just prior to
the press conference, acting on a study and recommendation
from its Athletic Conference Assessment Committee.
The committee completed its study and approved the recommendation on Tuesday. “As our committee did its due diligence over the past year, the opportunities to positively impact the lives of our student athletes and the financial health of athletics became increasingly clear and detailed,” said A&T trustee and ACAC Committee Chair Timothy King. “In the end, we had compelling answers to all our questions, making our choice straightforward.” *
A&T document [ Meetings and Communications]
distributed at the University July 2019 Retreat does
not indicated NC A&T Board of Trustees created an Athletic
Conference Assessment Committee (ACAC). Furthermore I
did not located references to meetings of the ACAC in
BOT Agenda items and minutes for NCA&T Board of
Trustees this pass year or any other year. Athletics
at the Board of Trustees (BOT) level report to
University Affairs Committee (UAC).
NC A&T Athletic Director Earl Hilton presented on February 22, 2019 (the second Regular Schedule NC A&T Board of Trustees Meeting) Institutional Oversight of Intercollegiate Athletics Report to the Board of Trustees University Affairs Committee whose graphics, charts, text and presentation did not indicate the existence of an alleged ACAC.
If an ACAC existed NC Open Meeting Laws may have required Public Notice of alleged ACAC Tuesday meeting:
Affiliate Black Triad News is on NCA&T BOT media list and did not received Public Notice of alleged (ACAC) Tuesday meeting , non-compliant with NC Open Meeting Laws.
The public has a right to see a meeting agenda and
accompanying handouts (except exempted materials, such
as attorney-client communications, etc.) as soon as they
are created. Officials cannot delay release of
meeting materials until after they are sent to members
of the public body or some other more convenient
or advantageous time.
Source: NCA&T Open Meetings and Public Records.pdf
Alleged ACAC Report and Recommendation are not available on the university website at this writing and has not been provided pursuant Public Record Request. 02.24.20
|* N.C. A&T Announces New Athletics Affiliation: Big South Conference, NCAT.Edu 02/06/2020 Athletics|