WCHA Governance Structure

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


2021-22 WCHA Board of Directors

The WCHA 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 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 2021-22, the Board consists of:

  • Chair: Jason King, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Wisconsin
  • Tracy Dill, Director of Athletics, Bemidji State
  • Dr. Frances Homans, Faculty Athletics Representative, Minnesota
  • Dr. Lendley Black, Chancellor/Josh Berlo, Director of Athletics, Minnesota Duluth
  • Kevin Buisman, Director of Athletics, Minnesota State
  • Dr. John Davidson, Faculty Athletics Representative, Ohio State
  • Dr. Judith Siminoe, Special Advisor to the President, St. Cloud State
  • Dr. Phil Esten, Director of Athletics, St. Thomas

2021-22 WCHA Advisory Council

The WCHA 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 2021-22, the Advisory Council consists of:

  • Jason King, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Wisconsin (Board Chair)
  • Dr. Frances Homans, Faculty Athletics Representative, Minnesota (FAR Chair)
  • Tracy Dill, Director of Athletics, Bemidji State (AD Chair)
  • Nadine Muzerall, Head Coach, Ohio State (Coaches' Chair)

2021-22 WCHA Management Council

The WCHA 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 2021-22, the Management Council consists of (listed in order of AD, FAR, HC):

  • BSU: Tracy Dill, Dr. Shannon Norman, Jim Scanlan
  • UMN: Tom McGinnis, Dr. Frances Homans, Brad Frost
  • UMD: Josh Berlo, Dr. Steve Castleberry, Maura Crowell
  • MSU: Kevin Buisman, Dr. Jeffrey Pribyl, John Harrington
  • OSU: Janine Oman, Dr. John Davidson, Nadine Muzerall
  • SCSU: Heather Weems, Dr. Bill Hudson, Steve MacDonald
  • UST: Phil Esten, Dr. Mary Daugherty, Joel Johnson
  • UW: Jason King, Ken Mayer, Mark Johnson