LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2010) - University of Kentucky faculty member Joseph L. Fink III has been appointed to membership on the NCAA Division I Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet. The appointment is effective immediately and will run through July 1, 2014.
Fink is the University of Kentucky’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the Southeastern Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association, serving in that role since July 1, 2009. He holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Pharmacy Law and Policy in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, UK College of Pharmacy.
The NCAA Division I Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet has oversight authority in the following areas:
· Review and consider the portions of Division I legislation that relate to
principles of awards, benefits, expenses and financial aid;
· Study issues and make policy or legislative recommendations related to
the provision of financial aid to student-athletes; and,
· Study issues and make policy or legislative recommendations related to the
provision of awards, benefits and expenses to student-athletes (excluding
awards, benefits and expenses related to NCAA championships).
The Cabinet meets three times annually and has 21 members. It is one of six cabinets reporting to the NCAA Division I Leadership Council on policy issues and the Division I Legislative Council on NCAA legislative issues.
Fink is replacing Gary Waters, formerly the Faculty Athletics Representative at Auburn University.