The 1A FAR 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the LEAD1 meetings. The meetings begin with a lunch on Monday September 23rd followed by an afternoon of interesting and informative topics. Monday evening there will be a reception for both FARs and ADs sponsored by Turnkey Sports. Tuesday morning begins with a breakfast followed by joint AD/FAR sessions the remainder of the morning. The 1A FAR meetings conclude with a joint lunch for ADs and FARs.

TO REGISTER: Contact Hannah Dewey on LEAD1’s staff BY PHONE (951-764-2616) to secure your hotel accommodations and complete your registration. You will be asked for credit card information to pay the $85 registration fee and hold your hotel reservation.

If you have any questions, please contact Kurt Zorn, 1A FAR President, at

2019 Meeting Agenda

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Board Meeting (Board members only)
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.Lunch (All Conference Attendees)

Welcome and Announcements, Kurt Zorn
12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.1A FAR Academic Excellence Awards – Lisa DeChano-Cook and Rhonda Hatcher
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Enhancing the FAR Toolbox – “Best Practices for Managing Change, Time Demands, Work Load, and Academic Career While Successfully Collaborating with Campus Stakeholders” – Roger Munger, FAR, Boise State University.
"What I Wish I Had Known When I Became FAR" -- Rhonda Hatcher and Frank Messina
Moderators: Rhonda Hatcher and Frank Messina
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Research Myth-Busters IV – NCAA Research Staff: Todd Petr, Managing Director; Tom Paskus; and Lydia Bell. Moderators: Chris Anderson and Brian Shannon
3:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.Break
3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Academic Misconduct – Kathy Sulentic, Associate Director of Enforcement, Academic Integrity Unit, NCAA; David Shipley, FAR, University of Georgia; Mary Papazian, President, San Jose University; Moderator: Don Bruce
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Hot Topics – Alyson Hagy and Rhonda Hatcher
5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.Business Session – Otis Wiley, Learfield/IMG College
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Reception for ADs and FARs – Sponsored by Turnkey Sports
7:00 a.m. to 8 a.m.Breakfast for ADs and FARs
8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.Perceived Norms and Culture Change: The Limitations of Knowledge – Dr. Brian Hainline, Chief Medical Officer, NCAA and Dr. Emily Kroshus, ScD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington. Moderator: Kurt Zorn
9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Promoting Inclusion in Athletic Administration on Your Campus: Insights and Suggestions – Jennifer Heppel, Commissioner, Patriot League; Bernard Muir, Athletic Director, Stanford University; Mattie White, SWA and Senior Associate Athletic Director, Indiana University; and Amy Wilson, Managing Director of Inclusion, NCAA. Moderator: Jeffrey Wilson
10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Sports Wagering – Edgar Burch, Associate Director of Government Relations, NCAA; Desiree Reed-Francois, Athletic Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Coalition for Problem Gambling. Moderator: Chris Geyerman
11:30 a.m.. to 12:00 p.m.Question and Answer Session with President Emmert – Mark Emmert, President, NCAA. Moderator: Lisa DeChano-Cook
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.Lunch for ADs and FARs