The Faculty Athletics Committee is one of many committees that reports to the Faculty Council each month, but why does this committee exist? Why is it included as a major committee on campus when it represents a certain percentage of our student body?
UNC's student body is made up of nearly 800 athletes across 28 varsity teams. To bridge academics and athletics, the FAC is comprised of University leadership and professors who advise the chancellor on how to support athletes at UNC.
Who is on the committee?
The FAC is made up of 12 members and one faculty athletics representative.
Lissa Broome is the faculty athletics representative, a professor in the UNC School of Law and the director of the Center for Banking and Finance.
“Intercollegiate athletics is an important part of life on our campus, and it is important to have faculty also interacting with it,” Broome said.
Dr. Daryhl Johnson II is the chairperson for the committee, as well as an associate professor of surgery in the School of Medicine. He has been a part of the FAC for six years and has been chairperson for three years.
Committee members come from multiple departments around the University. The professional diversity that the committee has ensures different life experiences and values to bring a variety of opinions to the table, committee member Aimee McHale said. McHale is an assistant professor in the public health leadership program in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
What is the committee's goal?