CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State Director of Athletics Mike Thomas has been named to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Oversight Committee.
This is the second high-level committee that Thomas has been selected for since arriving at CSU in March. He was also appointed to represent the Horizon League on the NCAA Division I Council in June.
The Men's Basketball Oversight Committee ensures that appropriate oversight of men's basketball is maintained, enhances the development and public perception of the sport and makes recommendations related to regular season and postseason men's basketball. The committee prioritizes the enhancement of the student-athlete educational experience (academically and athletically), and in doing so, promotes student-athletes' personal growth and leadership development.
The Committee also supervises qualifications and/or selection procedures for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and reviews recommendations from the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. The Committee is comprised of representatives from each divisional subgroup.
The Men's Basketball Oversight Committee consists of 12 voting members and four nonvoting members. The voting members include four Council members, seven non-Council members and one men's basketball Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member.
Recognized for his administrative acumen by his peers throughout his career, Thomas has served on several national and conference committees, including the NCAA Division I Championship/Sports Management Cabinet (where he also served as the NCAA men's basketball liaison to the cabinet and as a member of the cabinet's four-person Administrative Committee) and the NCAA Men's Basketball Issues Committee.
Thomas also previously chaired the Big East Championship and Competition Committee and served as a member of the NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet, the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Issues Committee, the NCAA Division I Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet, the NCAA Postseason Bowl Licensing Subcommittee and the Division IA Athletics Director's Association Legislative Review Committee.