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DR. PERRY MASSEY OF FAYETTEVILLE STATE SELECTED AS A 2016 NCAA DII FAR FELLOW

As the FAR, Dr. Perry Massey plays a central role in the overall checks and balances system designed to insure academic integrity, sound governance and commitment to rules compliance, attention to equity, and student-athlete welfare
April 7, 2016

Bethlehem, PA - Fayetteville State University Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Dr. Perry Massey has been selected as one of the 2016 NCAA Division II Faculty Athletics Representative Fellows. Massey will participate in the ninth NCAA DII FAR Fellows Institute scheduled for September 30 through October 2 in Indianapolis, IN.

The mission of the Division II FAR Fellows Institute is to provide an intense developmental opportunity for a core group of experienced faculty athletics representatives to enhance their ability to perform the critical functions of Division II FARs.  Through networking with other Division II FAR leaders, enhancing skills as leaders and engaging in case studies, FARs are both inspired and challenged to enrich the Division II student-athlete intercollegiate athletics experience.

In addition to being the FAR at Fayetteville State, Massey serves as a professor of Geography and the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Since joining the Bronco family, Massey has also served as the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior experiences include teaching at Grambling State University and Virginia State University.

In his role as Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, he is responsible for a variety of faculty development issues, and works directly with students on various academic concerns. Massey is an expert about the issue of time to graduation for all students and especially how it impacts student-athletes.

"This is huge and significant to the role (Massey) plays at FSU and for the CIAA to support our student-athletes and advance the CIAA FARS," said CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. "Evermore he will be a part of distinguished group of FARS across the country."

As part of the selection, FAR Fellows commit to the following:

  • Willingness to prepare and attend the fall 2016 FAR Fellows Institute, including being engaged in the planning process and committing to do pre- and post-Institute work;
  • Complete a project after developing an action plan at the Institute, share the outcomes of this project with your mentors and possibly report on the outcomes at subsequent FARA and NCAA meetings (e.g., the annual FARA Symposium, NCAA Convention);
  • Have institutional support for attending the FARA and NCAA Convention meetings and for carrying out Institute action plans;
  • Attend the NCAA Convention for a special session aimed at sharing experiences from the Institute with others and honoring the FAR Fellows; and
  • Be interested in and willing to mentor other FARs.
Massey holds a B.S. degree in geography from North Carolina Central University and the M.A. and PhD in geography from Clark University in Worcester, Mass.
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