Bill Fusco Selected To Participate In NCAA Division II Mentoring Program

Sonoma State University Director of Athletics Bill Fusco has been selected by the NCAA Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) to serve as a mentor in its Division II Mentoring Program.

The program matches promising women and minority administrators who hope to become athletics directors with proven athletics directors. The first class kicked off their experience on July 15, 2011 in Indianapolis and will conclude this summer. The mentors and mentees will meet at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis on July 9-10 to commence the program's second year.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to participate in this outstanding program," Fusco said. "I have always enjoyed sharing the knowledge and experience of my years in college athletics with those who want to make athletic administration, specifically athletic director, their career goal."

The 2012-13 class of mentees is made up of eight women and two men. The mentors and mentees are encouraged to check in with one another twice a month and, if geography and finances allow, to meet face-to-face on campus. The entire group will be able to participate in once-a-month webinars and the program will wind up next June at the annual convention of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

For more information about the NCAA Division II mentoring program, visit

2012-13 Mentors

Clint Bryant, Director of Athletics (Augusta State)
Bryan Collins, Director of Athletics (C.W. Post)
Clyde Doughty, Director of Athletics (New York Institute of Technology)
Bill Fusco, Director of Athletics (Sonoma State)
Tom Gioglio, Director of Athletics (East Stroudsburg)
Denisha Hendricks, Director of Athletics (Kentucky State)
Laura Liesman, Director of Athletics and Recreation (Georgian Court)
Tom Shirley, Director of Athletics/Women's Basketball Coach (Philadelphia U.)
Dana Skinner, Director of Athletics (Massachusetts-Lowell)
Greg Waggoner, Director of Athletics (Western State)

2012-13 Mentees
Lynne Andrew, Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations (Fort Lewis)
Linda Bell, Assistant Athletics Director/Compliance (Elizabeth City State)
Tonya Charland, Assistant Athletics Director-Compliance/SWA (Maryville (Mo.))
Bethany Ellis, Associate Athletics Director/SWA (Assumption)
Felicia Johnson, Associate Athletics Director/SWA (Virginia Union)
Lisa Liotta, Asst. AD-Operations/SWA/SA Development (Lake Erie)
Donte Quinine, Assistant Athletics Director-Compliance (Seattle Pacific)
Jayson Smikle, Assistant Athletics Director/Compliance (Pace)
Stephanie Spada, Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance/SWA (Philadelphia U.)
Wendy Wilson, Compliance Coordinator (Chaminade University)

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