By David Pickle
Five institutions were granted active Division II membership at the summer meeting of the Division II Membership Committee.
The committee also advanced seven institutions into provisional membership and another eight into Year Two of candidacy. In addition, 10 institutions were accepted into Year One of candidacy.
All of the changes will be effective Sept. 1.
The new Division II active members are:
Provisional members for 2011-12 will be Academy of Art, Cedarville University, Minot State University, Notre Dame College (Ohio), Simon Fraser University, University of Sioux Falls and William Jewell College.
Institutions advancing to Year Two of candidacy were Black Hills State University, California Baptist University, Lindenwood University, Malone University, McKendree University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Ursuline College, and Walsh University.
The institutions accepted for the first year of candidacy were Azusa Pacific University, Fresno Pacific University, McMurry University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Roberts Wesleyan University, Shorter University, Southern Nazarene University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Union University and Young Harris College.