NEAC Announces Changes to President's Council and Executive Committee Leadership

NEAC Announces Changes to President's Council and Executive Committee Leadership

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced changes to the President’s Council leadership and the Executive Committee with new members being selected at the annual meetings held throughout the spring.

Dr. David Rogers from Morrisville State will assume the role of President’s Council Chair following the completion of a two-year term by Dr. R. Keith Hillkirk of Penn State Berks. Rogers’ two-year term began at the close of business on June 20.

“We would like to thank Dr. Hillkirk for his time and commitment during his two years as Chair of the President’s Council,” said Candice Murray, NEAC Commissioner. “It has been a pleasure working with him and the NEAC truly appreciates his leadership." 

Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour of Penn College has been named the new vice-chair of the President’s Council. Gilmour will complete a two-year term as the vice-chair before elevating to the role of chair.

“Dr. Gilmour has quickly become an engaged member of the NEAC, working on numerous committees such as the Strategic Planning Committee and the Sportsmanship Committee,” Murray added. “She brings a level of enthusiasm and commitment needed to continue moving the NEAC forward.”

At the NEAC Spring Retreat in May, two athletic directors were also selected to fill vacant positions on the Executive Committee. Cazenovia College’s Pete Way will serve as the Secretary, while Penn State Abington’s Deb Solfaro will step in as the NEAC Senior Woman Administrator. Both committee members will serve for two years.

Way and Solfaro join an Executive Committee led by College of St. Elizabeth Athletic Director Juliene Simpson. Morrisville State’s Greg Carroll is the current vice-chair while Michael Lindberg of Wells handles the role of Treasurer. Penn College’s Elliott Strickland and Tom Zimmerman round out the Executive Committee by representing the Athletic Direct Reports and the Faculty Athletics Representatives, respectively.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf).  The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s and women’s tennis.  For more information, please visit: