Meyer to Serve as Chair of Selection for NCAA Foundation Leadership Committee

May 8, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Jeffrey R. Meyer, associate athletics counselor and life skills coordinator at the University of Wyoming, has been named as the chair of the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference Selection Committee. Meyer, who has been a member of the committee for three years, will serve as chair for 2002 and 2003.

Meyer came to Wyoming from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., where he served as an instructor in the sport management program for two years. While at Wayne State, he also coordinated the sport management intern program, and worked as an assistant to the Director of Sports and Recreational Facilities. He also assisted in the Sports Information Department. Prior to his stint at Wayne State, Meyer taught at the high-school level, and coached basketball, volleyball and track.

He received his bachelor's degree in education from Chadron State in 1980 and his master's degree from Wayne State in 1996.

Each year, college student-athletes are selected by a committee of administrators and student-athletes from around the country to participate in the annual Leadership Conference. Meyer will oversee the selection process.

NCAA member institutions that participate in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program select the student-athletes from over 1,000 nominations. There will be 300 student-athletes participating in the 2001 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference to be held May 28 through June 1, 2002, at Disney's Wide World of Sports and Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The mission of the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference is to provide a diverse group of the nation's top student-athletes an opportunity to actively participate in challenging and thought-provoking activities that will enable them to become better leaders on their campuses and in their communities. As a result of participation, the student-athletes will enhance their communication skills, decision-making and problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, and collaborative skills. The conference also promotes better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities.

To date, over 1,300 student-athletes have taken part in the NCAA Foundation leadership experience.

For more information on the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference and the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, long on to www.ncaa.org.

Meyer and his wife, Wendie Ann, have two children, Ashlee Marie and Jeffrey Jerrold Michael.