Runksmeier Named NADIIIAA Vice President

Eastern Athletic Director Lori Runksmeier was recently named vice president of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA). She was nominated for this position by her colleagues.

Runksmeier has been a member of the NADIIIAA organization for many years. “I believe the creation of NADIIIAA was very important. I believe in it because it addresses the specific challenges of DIII athletics,” said Runksmeier, who has spent the past three years of her 30-year career in athletic administration at Eastern. She came to Eastern in the summer of 2015 after 16 years as director of athletics at New England College.

Runksmeier will serve a two-year term as vice president for NADIIIAA before advancing to the position as association president. She is excited to be appointed to this position: “Having this opportunity to serve NADIIIAA is an honor. I look forward to working with NADIIIAA’s leadership to further support DIII athletic administrators.”

Runksmeier will focus upon planning education sessions catered to Division III athletics. The vice president position includes programming panels at the NCAA convention and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention, which are held once a year. “Our relationship with NACDA has already proven beneficial, and I expect we will continue to strengthen those ties.”