Presbyterian College received word this week that the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification determined the institution has successfully completed the self-study process.
"We felt that we submitted a very solid self-study and had an outstanding site visit last fall," said Director of Athletics Brian Reese. "Getting the official word from the NCAA that we successfully completed the self-study process is very rewarding. A huge hurdle toward NCAA Division I status has been cleared. We have one more significant hurdle to go and that will be submitting our final strategic plan to the NCAA Administration Cabinet June 1st and receiving advancement from them."
As part of the continuing process, PC will submit its final strategic plan to the Administrative Cabinet on June 1st.
The committee will submit its recommendation to the Administrative Cabinet, which will meet in July to review the decision by the committee and review PC's strategic plan.
The Cabinet will make its recommendation to the NCAA Board of Directors, which in turn will make the final decision regarding Presbyterian College's full Division I status.
"A lot of effort was put into the self-study by a great number of people. This was a true broad-based effort campus wide. There are many to thank. I would like to thank Walter Ridgely, PC Treasurer and Director of Resource Planning, for his excellent work as Chair of the self-study process."
In early August the Board of Directors will make its final announcement about PC and its move to full membership in Division I.
Future Key Dates:
June 1, 2012: Final strategic plan by Presbyterian College due to Administration Cabinet.
July 2012: Administration Cabinet meets to review PC's strategic plan and recommendation from NCAA Certification Committee.
August 2012: NCAA Board of Director's makes final announcement about PC's status.