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Springfield College Names Redmond as NCAA Faculty Representative

November 4, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 4, 2009 – Springfield College has named Charles J. Redmond as its faculty athletic representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Appointed by Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn, Redmond is dean of the college’s School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and an internationally renowned athletic training educator. He succeeds Betty Mann, who recently retired as professor of physical education.

As faculty athletic representative, Redmond will represent the college to the NCAA, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and other athletic conferences and associations. He will oversee that academic integrity, institutional control of intercollegiate athletics, and enhancement of student-athletes’ experience are college priorities.

He also will advise the college president, director of athletics, faculty, students and other constituencies on intercollegiate athletics. Additionally, he will monitor student-athletes’ eligibility, academic progress and graduation rates, and support their nominations for various awards. Student-athletes may discuss any aspect of their student-athlete experience with him. He also will consult with the NCAA legislative services for interpretations.

In announcing the appointment, Flynn said, “I am very pleased that Charlie Redmond has agreed to serve in this important role, as he brings 40 years of first-hand experience with our student-athletes and coaches, along with his extensive knowledge of collegiate athletics. Charlie has been a member of our athletic training staff since 1969, was chair of our Exercise Science and Sport Studies Department for 15 years, and has been dean of our School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation for almost two years. He is ideally qualified to represent and advise Springfield College on intercollegiate athletics.”

Springfield College competes in Division III of the NCAA. The college has 26 men’s and women’s varsity teams and 10 junior varsity sports.

Redmond is a member of the Hall of Fame of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and the recipient of NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. He is a contributing author to several textbooks widely used in higher education in athletic training, and has promoted athletic training and athletic health care around the United States and in several other nations.

Redmond earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and health, and his master’s degree in physical education administration at Springfield College. He also earned a master’s degree in physical therapy at Boston University.

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