In this episode, Keri Luchowski (pronounced lu HUFF ski) discusses her 18-year career with the NCAC and how conference operations at the Division III level have evolved over the past two decades. She also discusses women in leadership and advice for up-and-comers.
In December 2011, Keri Alexander Luchowski fully stepped into the role of executive director after serving as the acting director of the conference for the previous two years. She enters her 18th year with the NCAC, having also filled assistant and associate executive director positions since she joined the league for the 1999-00 academic year.
Named acting executive director in July 2009, Alexander Luchowski assumed all administrative roles within the conference office as well as administration of the Intercollegiate Officiating Association (IOA). She also played an instrumental role in the conference’s most recent transition, ushering DePauw University (IN) into the conference as an official member in the fall of 2011.
A 1992 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University, she served three years as the communications coordinator of the National Professional Soccer League before joining the NCAC.
Alexander Luchowski is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Division III Commissioners Association (DIIICA), the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), as well as the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) and Women in Sports and Events (WISE). She also serves on the NACDA Under Armor Athletic Director of the Year selection committee and the NADIIIAA Executive Board along with other committees.
While earning her undergraduate degree at Wheeling Jesuit, she played for the women’s soccer team for four years, twice earning Academic All-America honors. She was the WVIAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in l991. In 1995, she earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State University. Alexander Luchowski is a Cleveland-area native and graduated from Notre Dame Academy.
[Courtesy: NCAC website]