WCHA Governance Structure

Governance for the WCHA Men’s League is led by its Board of Directors, with additional input from the Advisory Council and Management Council, along with additional committees as necessary.

2020-21 Board of Directors

The WCHA Men’s League Board of Directors is comprised of each Member institution’s President/Chancellor or their designee. The Board, which is led by a Chair serving a two-year term, has oversight over all League operations, with primary responsibility for finances and budget, membership and commissioner staffing. On voting items, each Member institution receives one vote. In 2018-19, the Board consists of:

  • Chair: Dr. Daniel White, Chancellor, Alaska Fairbanks
  • Dr. Darren Dawson, President, Alabama Huntsville
  • Dr. Cathy Sandeen, Chancellor, Alaska Anchorage
  • Dr. Faith Hensrud, President, Bemidji State
  • Dr. Rodney K. Rogers, President, Bowling Green
  • Dr. David L. Eisler, President, Ferris State
  • Dr. Rodney S. Hanley, President, Lake Superior State
  • Dr. Richard J. Koubek, President, Michigan Tech
  • Dr. Richard Davenport, President, Minnesota State
  • Dr. Fritz J. Erickson, President, Northern Michigan

2020-21 Advisory Council

The WCHA Men’s League Advisory Council is responsible for general counsel to the Commissioner and WCHA Office, along with providing oversight of the League’s day-to-day operations. Its members serve on two-year terms. In 2018-19, the Advisory Council consists of:

  • Dr. Daniel White, Chancellor, Alaska Fairbanks (Board of Directors Chair)
  • Dr. Jeff Pribyl, Faculty Athletic Representative, Minnesota State (FAR Chair)
  • Greg Myford, Athletic Director, Alaska Anchorage (Athletic Director Chair)
  • Grant Potulny, Head Coach, Northern Michigan (Head Coaches Chair)

2020-21 Management Council

The WCHA Men’s League Management Council consists of three representatives from each Member institution: The Director of Athletics (or Athletics Administrator), the Faculty Athletics Representative and the Head Coach. The Management Council shall enact League Policies and Procedures, including scheduling, game management and WCHA Postseason Tournament items, while also serving as a recommending body to the Board of Directors regarding League financials and budget, membership and officer employment. On voting items, each Member institution receives one vote. In 2018-19, the Management Council consists of (listed in order of AD, FAR, HC):

  • UAH: Dr. Cade Smith, Dr. Brent Wren, Lance West
  • UAA: Greg Myford, Dr. Deborah Narang, Matt Curley
  • UAF: Dr. Keith Champagne, Dr. David Barnes, Erik Largen
  • BSU: Tracy Dill, Dr. Shannon Norman, Tom Serratore
  • BGSU: Bob Moosbrugger, Dr. Ray Schneider, Ph.D, Ty Eigner
  • FSU: Perk Weisenburger, Kim Hancock, Bob Daniels
  • LSSU: Dr. David Paitson Ph.D, Brian Snyder, Damon Whitten
  • MTU: Dr. Suzanne Sanregret, Dr. William Sproule, Joe Shawhan
  • MSU: Kevin Buisman, Dr. Jeffrey Pribyl, Mike Hastings
  • NMU: Forrest Karr, Julie Rochester, Grant Potulny