Shepherd University's faculty athletics representative Dr. Andro L. Barnett, assistant professor of recreation and leisure studies and chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports, attended the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Fellows Institute at the NCAA headquarters in October.
In April, Barnett was one of 30 fellows chosen for the FAR Fellows Institute. The conference is held every October and brings a small group of FARs from multiple conferences to discuss the progress each school has made. Barnett is in his eighth year as the FAR for Shepherd's athletics.
Each NCAA institution in all three divisions now requires a faculty athletics representative who works as the liaison between the departments on campus and the athletics program.