Reinhardt University SACSCOC Compliance Certification

3.2.11 Control of Intercollegiate Athletics

The institution’s chief executive officer has ultimate responsibility for, and exercises appropriate administrative and fiscal control over, the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program. (Control of intercollegiate athletics).





Reinhardt University’s Department of Athletics is overseen by Director of Athletics, William (Bill) Popp, who directly reports to the President and serves on the Leadership Team, which includes the Provost, the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Vice President for Advancement and Marketing, and the Vice President for Finance Administration, the Dean of Students, the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and the Chief Marketing Officer. [17]

Reinhardt University has an intercollegiate athletics program that fields teams in thirteen (13) men’s sports and ten (10) women’s sports within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  Additionally, athletics sponsors a female cheerleader team.  A strong working relationship exists between the President and the Director of Athletics through individual and Leadership Team meetings. [234] As a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC), the Director of Athletics and the University President attend required Council of Presidents (COP) meetings annually. Moreover, NAIA policy requires institutional control of all disbursements of gifts. [5] This control is held by the Reinhardt President who reviews and approves the yearly budget for the Department of Athletics and for the institution. The supporting documentation shows evidence of Board approval of the university budget, which includes the budget for the Department of Athletics. [6]


Supporting Documents

[1] Position Description for the Director of Athletics

[2] Meeting Agenda 1 (President and Director of Athletics)

[3] Meeting Agenda 2 (President and Director of Athletics)

[4] Leadership Team Minutes addressing Athletic Topics

[5] NAIA Policy on Control of Funds, NAIA XIV

[6] 2017 Board Minutes documenting budget approval

[7] Reinhardt University Organization Chart