ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
































 
Chris Wells ascends to NAIA-SIDA President

Lindsey Wilson College Sports Information Director Chris Wells ascended to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Sports Information Director Association (NAIA-SIDA) presidency recently at the NAIA-SIDA Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Wells will serve the final year of outgoing NAIA-SIDA President Aaron Sagraves, who left the position after becoming athletics director at Cornerstone (Mich.). Wells will then serve his scheduled three-year term beginning in the 2020-21 academic year.


"I'm excited to serve my profession in this role," Wells said. "The NAIA has some of the best, hardest-working sports communication professionals in the country and it is a great honor serving as one of its voices on the national level."

Wells has served on the NAIA-SIDA Board of Directors since 2014-15 when he was elected to an at-large position. After two years as an at-large representation, Wells was elected as the first NAIA-SIDA Second Vice President -- a position created in 2016-17.

One year later, Wells was elected NAIA-SIDA First Vice President to put him on the path to serving as the president.

Wells becomes the 31st NAIA-SIDA President and the first from Lindsey Wilson. He will preside over the Board while also serving as the NAIA-SIDA representative on the NAIA National Administrative Council and attend the meetings of the NAIA Council of Presidents.

Southeastern's (Fla.) Donnie Smith was elected at NAIA-SIDA First Vice President while Westmont's (Calif.) Ron Smith was elected at NAIA-SIDA Second Vice President. Columbia's (Mo.) Cindy Potter remains in her role as NAIA-SIDA Past President.

Calumet College of St. Joseph's (Ind.) Wendy Reid (treasurer), Cumberlands' (Ky.) Tommy Chasanoff (at-large), Park's (Mo.) Tyler Price (at-large), Campbellsville's (Ky.) Jordan Alves (at-large), and Madonna's (Mich.) Zach Shore (at-large) complete the Board.

During the convention, Lindsey Wilson sports information picked up six top-10 finishes in the 2018-19 NAIA-SIDA Publication and Media Contests. The Blue Raider SID office -- which includes Wells, Chris Coombs, Clayton Barefield, and Ben Riegger -- picked up top-10 finishes in game notes, infographics, and feature video.


This story was posted on 2019-07-01 12:17:22
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.



Wells to be NAIA-SIDA President



2019-07-01 - Orlando, FL - Photo courtesy Lindsey Wilson College.
Lindsey Wilson sports information director Chris Wells (right) presents the gavel to outgoing NAIA-SIDA President Aaron Sagraves at the 2019 CoSIDA Convention in Orlando, FL. Wells ascends to NAIA-SIDA President through the 2022-23 academic year.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 





























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on ColumbiaMagazine.com.

 

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.