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CMU provost appointed to NCAA role

Mary C. Schutten to serve on infractions committee through 2022

Contact: Gary H. Piatek

​Central Michigan University Executive Vice President and Provost Mary C. Schutten has accepted an appointment to the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions through Aug. 31, 2022.

The committee is an independent body whose charge is to decide infraction cases involving NCAA member institutions and their employees. Members comprise volunteers from NCAA institutions and conferences and members of the public who have legal training.

"I am honored to serve on a national NCAA committee that seeks to uphold integrity and protect the well-being of students," Schutten said. "I am looking forward to working with my colleagues across the country on this committee."

The committee also may address procedural matters and take such actions as:

  • Setting and conducting hearings or reviews.
  • Finding facts.
  • Concluding violations of NCAA legislation.
  • Prescribing penalties.
  • Monitoring institutions on probation to ensure compliance.
  • Conducting follow-up proceedings as necessary.
  • Hearing appeals.

Schutten has been a coach for collegiate-level sports, including volleyball, softball, swimming and diving. She also served as an official with Special Olympics in several cities.

She will be eligible to be reappointed for two additional three-year terms.

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