|Position:||NCAA Faculty Athletics Rep.|
An associate professor in the Department of History and an associate dean for General Education, Fogarty will serve as an internal consultant to the Department of Athletics, reviewing and providing oversight of the intercollegiate athletics program and its compliance with NCAA guidelines, as well as provide for faculty oversight and engagement relative to the academic welfare of student-athletes. In addition, Fogarty will hold ex officio membership on the University's Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Board (IAAB), the primary body for affording campus groups input into athletics policy formulation.
“As UAlbany continues to develop its Division I athletics, it is critically important that we uphold the highest standards of institutional compliance—and faculty oversight is key to that process,” said President Jones. “In addition to being an award-winning teacher and scholar, Rick Fogarty has vast experience as a leader in academic affairs governance on this campus. Given his strong relationships with faculty and students alike, and his commitment to the excellence of our athletics programs, I’m confident he will serve in this role with distinction.”
Teresa Harrison previously held the position, serving as UAlbany’s Faculty Athletics Representative since 2005. She will continue as the chair of the IAAB for 2015-16.
“We are grateful and thankful for Teri Harrison’s 10 years of service,” said Director of Athletics Mark Benson. “With her support and guidance, she has helped our student-athletes excel academically and athletically. I am confident Rick Fogarty will continue to help facilitate a successful academic and athletic environment for UAlbany’s student-athletes and I look forward to working with him.”
Fogarty received his doctorate in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a specialist in the history of modern Europe and France, imperialism, and war and society. He first came to the University in 2007 after holding positions at Bridgewater College and Shippensburg University.