Central Connecticut Director of Athletics Paul Schlickmann was recently appointed to the NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee. Schlickmann's four-year term on the panel will run from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2021.
The Competition Oversight Committee is comprised of 19 members, including 10 Division I Council members, eight non-Council members, and one SAAC representative. Schlickmann will be one of four Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) representatives on the committee. Mitch Barhart, Director of Athletics at the University of Kentucky, is the Chair.
The Competition Oversight Committee has oversight responsibility of regular season and championships administration in sports other than football and men's and women's basketball, including supervision of qualification and/or selection procedures for Division I and National Collegiate Championships. The committee will prioritize enhancement of the student-athlete educational experience (academically and athletically) and, in doing so, promote student-athletes' personal growth and leadership development.
The Competition Oversight Committee also reviews recommendations from sports committees and process other issues related to the administration of those championships. The sports committees (other than football and men's and women's basketball) will report directly to the Competition Oversight Committee. The committee will assume many of the responsibilities of the former NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet. The NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee, an Association-wide committee, will report Division I issues directly to the Competition Oversight Committee.
Schlickmann was most recently on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee from 2013-17, and served as the Vice Chair for 2016-17. He was also a member of the NCAA FCS Regional Advisory Committee from 2011-17 and was Chair of the committee from 2014-17. He also served on the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee from 2004-2008 and was Chair in 2006-07.