Faculty Committee Plans Dive Into Athletic's Budget

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A committee that planned to look at whether the University of Central Arkansas could save money by switching back from Division I to Division II has changed course, officials said Tuesday.

“We are not going to recommend or review any move back to Division II — that train has left the station,” Brian Bolter, chairman of the committee investigating the UCA Athletic Department. “We’ve moved too far to go back.”

The university received full NCAA Division I Active Membership in July 2010. The move was at least partially funded by money from other auxiliaries, such as food service and housing.

The investigative committee decided to change what it will review in the athletic department after its first meeting Friday, Bolter said during the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. Faculty President Kevin Browne said he hoped changing the “charge” of the committee would create greater objectivity.

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