The members of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) have chosen University of Hartford Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie to serve as president for 2018–19.
“I am humbled and excited to represent our association at such a critical time for Division I athletics,” stated Gillespie. “I look forward to working with the executive committee, officers, and staff to help our membership in their efforts to grow professionally, elevate their institutions, and provide the very best experience for our Division I-AAA student-athletes.”
In its 18th year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the Division I institutions that do not sponsor football), in particular, aspects related to their flagship basketball programs. The Division I-AAA ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 54th year.