ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis Director of Athletics Chris May is one of 32 designees selected for the NCAA Division I Council, a group of high-level administrators and student-athletes tasked with the day-to-day decision making within NCAA Division I.
May's appointment runs through June 2019, at which time he will be eligible for reappointment. He was tabbed for the Council by the Atlantic 10 Conference to represent the league's 14 institutions.
"It is an honor to represent Saint Louis University and the Atlantic 10 Conference one the Division I Council," May said. "I am committed to contribute in any way possible to support the important issues being addressed by the NCAA. This is a critically important time fo the membership, and I am proud to serve and help the future of the NCAA."
“Chris May is one of the longest-tenured athletic directors in the Atlantic 10, and we are proud to have him represent the Conference on the NCAA Council. His leadership, expertise, and ability to build consensus will be an asset to the Council,” stated Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “Additionally, his daughter was a varsity student-athlete competing at the Division I level, so he can appreciate firsthand the important role the Council plays in protecting, serving and enhancing opportunities for student-athletes and the membership at large.”
May, who was hired at SLU in 2008, previously served on the NCAA Competition Oversight Committee and the NCAA Division I Championships and Sports Management Cabinet. He currently sits on the NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee.
Two SLU administrators are serving on NCAA Division I sport committees as well. Senior Associate Director of Athletics Janet Oberle is a member of the women's soccer committee, while Associate Director of Athletics for Administration D'Ann Keller serves on the men's soccer committee.