FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 2, 2011) – The NCAA recently announced that Kentucky State University’s (KSU) Director of Athletics, Dr. Denisha L. Hendricks, has been selected to the Division II Management Council. Hendricks, who will serve as the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) representative, begins her four-year term January 2012, replacing outgoing SIAC representative and Benedict College Director of Athletics, Willie Washington.
The Management Council is a governance group whose composition is based on conference representation and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Division II. These duties include, but are not limited to: implementing policies adopted by the Association’s Executive Committee and the Division II Presidents Council; making recommendations to the Division II Presidents Council on matters it deems appropriate; making interpretations of the bylaws of Division II; and organizing and participating in an annual summit with the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
“It is a great honor to be added to the Management Council,” said Hendricks. “The Council continually makes decisions that impact the landscape of intercollegiate athletics, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our membership in this capacity.”
Having served as KSU’s Director since July 2009, Hendricks is also a member of her alma mater’s (Auburn University) College of Education National Advisory Committee. She serves on the Council’s Development Committee, which is responsible for assisting with the creation and review of the development strategic work plan, identifying long-term funding opportunities and hosting donor events and receptions. Hendricks also serves on the Division II Academic Requirements Committee, a term that began September 2010 and ends September 2014.
Hendricks was also added to the Division II Athletic Directors Association Board of Directors as the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) representative. As a member of the D-II ADA Board of Directors, Hendricks assists with supporting and engaging in the initiatives of the D-II ADA, including finding authors for the D-II ADA Corner, obtaining input from conference membership regarding D-II and NCAA issues and attending national conventions.
Prior to joining the KSU Family, Hendricks held numerous positions in the field of college athletics. She served as Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Johnson C. Smith University. She also managed women’s sports, served as interim chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance and Assistant Professor of Physical Education/Sport Management, advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, member of the University Athletics committee, member of Student Judicial Board, and Vice President for the Faculty Senate. She also held the positions of Senior Woman Administrator, Dean of the Academic Village and Assistant Professor at Livingstone College.
Hendricks received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Auburn in 2001 and 2004 respectfully and received her Bachelor’s from the University of South Carolina.
Danielle R. Wright
Director, Office of Sports Information
Kentucky State University