Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich attended meetings at the 3rd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development as a guest of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  This event, held June 5-6 in New York City, was staged by the IOC in cooperation with the United Nations. Dr. Rosandich will travel to Montgomery, Ala., June 24-25 for the annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU).

Dr. Stephen Butler was named the Academy's new Dean of Academic Affairs.

Academy Vice President and COO Dr. T.J. Rosandich began his world tour on June 7, which will include visits to Malaysia and the Middle East. In Kuala Lumpur, Dr. T.J. will work to mount the Academy’s major International Diploma in Physical Education and Sports Coaching (IDPESC) program in Malaysia.

Dr. Stephen Butler was appointed as the Academy’s new Dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Butler previously served the institution as its Dean of Instructional Design and Technology and is leading the Academy’s major effort to transition to Canvas, a new online learning management system.  The Department of Instructional Design will remain under the management of Dr. Butler.

Dr. Wirt Edwards, the Academy’s Chair of Sports Exercise Science, and Dr. Conrad Woolsey, the Academy’s Chair of Sports Studies, attended the 60th annual meeting and 4th World Congress on “Exercise is Medicine” of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) from May 28 to June 1 in Indianapolis.

Brandon Spradley is managing the Academy’s Concussion Awareness, Training, and Management Program, a project funded by a Community Outreach Grant from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. To begin this program, Spradley will work with Dr. Steve Devick, the Academy’s 2011 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award winner who created the King-Devick Test that helps identify concussions.


National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and Affiliates Convention Week – June 10-15 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.

2013 U.S. Olympic Committee National Coaching Conference – June 29-21 at the Doubletree World Arena Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

AAICU Annual Meeting- June 25 in Montgomery, Ala.

IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education Meetings – June 29-July 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Summit for Leaders in Advancement – July 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 2013 Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation – July 21-24 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Call for Authors: “Olympic Studies Reader 2013,” Volume 2, An International and Multidisciplinary Research Guide – Special homage to Pierre de Coubertin’s 150th Birthday. Deadline for paper submissions is July 30.