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Terri Steeb Gronau, NCAA director of Division II since 2004, has been appointed vice president of NCAA Division II governance and will assume her new responsibilities on July 15.
“Division II exemplifies the NCAA’s mission of providing world-class opportunities to student-athletes, and Terri was the clear choice for the DII membership to fill this role and continue that good work,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “Terri brings a great breadth and depth of experience, and I am confident that we will continue to see wonderful things from Division II under her leadership.”
Terri Steeb Gronau
She will replace outgoing Division II vice president Mike Racy, who was named chief strategy officer at the University of Central Missouri.
“Terri has had an instrumental role in the growth and development of Division II during her time as director,” said Racy. “She has been my right hand for many years now, and I am confident that she will continue the high level of service that Division II governance delivers to its members and student-athletes.”
During her time as director of Division II, Steeb Gronau acted as the primary staff liaison to the NCAA Division II Management Council and secondary liaison to the NCAA Division II Presidents Council. She also managed and coordinated the full team of Division II liaisons who work with both committees and project teams, facilitating efforts from initial strategy development all the way through to execution.
“Terri has provided superb leadership to the membership in her role as NCAA director of Division II,” said Pat O’Brien, chair of the Division II Presidents Council and president of West Texas A&M University. “We are thrilled by her selection and know she will continue to be a fantastic resource and contact for us as members.”
Steeb Gronau was a volleyball student-athlete at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she completed her undergraduate education. She earned her master’s degree at Ohio University. She joined the NCAA as an intern and advanced through the national office, gathering experience on rules interpretations, initial eligibility waivers, legislation and publications.
“Division II fosters a truly special environment for student-athletes, by providing opportunities for growth through academic achievement, high-level athletics competition and engagement with the community,” said Steeb Gronau. “I embrace the opportunity to continue Division II’s efforts to provide a balanced and well-rounded experience to such remarkable young people while also serving our Division II members.”