Appointment Letter

July 1, 2023

TO:                   2023-24 Council on Athletics

FROM:             W. Randolph Woodson, Chancellor

SUBJECT:        Appointment to the Council on Athletics

You have been recommended to serve as a member of the Council on Athletics (Council), a University Standing Committee, in accordance with the Council Bylaws.  Your willingness to accept this responsibility is very much appreciated.

The Council is charged to:

  1. Advise the Chancellor in the exercise of “institutional responsibility and control of intercollegiate athletics” as required by the University and the appropriate athletic conference and association.
  1. Function in advisory, compliance, liaison and representative capacities. These functions are defined in the Bylaws of the Council on Athletics.
  1. Consult with the Faculty Senate’s Academic Policy Committee for consideration of policies, procedures and standards as they pertain to academic matters.

The Council is reminded of the importance of complying with General Faculty Bylaws, Article VII, Section 4, which requires that “All University standing and ad hoc committees shall forward reports simultaneously to the Faculty Senate and the appropriate administrator. Any action of the Faculty Senate in response to the report will be forwarded to the administrator.”  The reports are to be accessible from the Council’s website no later than May 31, 2024.  This provision enables the Faculty Senate to review and comment on the recommendations of the Council in a timely fashion.  It has generally been understood to include any formal committee minutes regularly posted on the Council’s website and formal recommendations that are submitted for administrative review and approval.

Dr. Joel Pawlak, as the Faculty Athletics Representative, will serve as the Chair of the Council.  The process for appointing Council members is set forth in the Council Bylaws.

The Council’s official website is provided at  Please contact Dr. Pawlak for assistance in using the Council’s website or for any other assistance needed to support the Council’s work.

Please be aware that the Council must comply with NC State’s Open Meetings Regulation, available here.

Again, your willingness to serve on the Council is appreciated.