Posted: 9/4/2012 10:25:26 PM
NCAAF INFRACTIONS COMMITEE BOARD
Members of the committee on infractions are drawn from the NCAA membership and the independent public. Members serve three-year terms and can be reappointed for a maximum of three terms.
John S. Black, Polsinelli Shughart – A Kansas City-based attorney who holds degrees from Duke and Colorado College, Black has assisted sports-related nonprofit organizations implement governance, rights protection and risk minimization processes. His term expires in September 2014, and he is eligible for reappointment.
Roscoe Howard, Andrews Kurth LLP – A Washington, D.C.-based attorney, Howard focuses his practice on white-collar criminal matters, corporate compliance and ethics issues and other litigation. Howard, a former U.S. Attorney, holds degrees from Virginia and Brown. His term expires in September 2012, and he is eligible for reappointment.
Gregory Sankey, SEC – Associate commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, Sankey handles all compliance matters for the league. A former commissioner of the Southland Conference, Sankey holds degrees from Cortland State and Syracuse. Sankey’s term expires in September 2013, and he is eligible for reappointment.
Britton Banowsky, Conference-USA – Commissioner of Conference-USA, Banowsky holds a law degree and business degree from Oklahoma and is the Committee's chair. Before joining Conference-USA, he was general counsel for the Big 12 and commissioner of the Southland Conference. Banowsky’s term expires in September 2014 and he is eligible for reappointment.
Melissa L. Conboy, Notre Dame – Senior deputy athletics director at Notre Dame, Conboy oversees facilities, legal affairs and human resources for the school. Conboy also served as an NCAA enforcement representative from 1985 to 1987. She holds degrees from Kansas and Notre Dame. Conboy’s term expires in September 2014, and she is eligible for reappointment.
James O’Fallon, Oregon – A law professor and faculty athletics representative at Oregon, O’Fallon’s scholarly work focuses on constitutional history and theory and legal philosophy, including environmental law . He also taught at Richmond and Detroit and was a fellow at Harvard. O’Fallon’s term expires in September 2012, and he is eligible for reappointment.
Rodney Uphoff, Missouri – A law professor and former criminal defense lawyer and public defender, Uphoff holds undergraduate and law degrees from Wisconsin and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics. He serves as Missouri’s associate dean of academic affairs and defended Oklahoma City federal building bomber Terry Nichols. His term expires in September 2012, and he is eligible for reappointment.
Dennis E. Thomas, MEAC – Commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Thomas was athletics director at Hampton for 12 years, guiding the school from Division II to Division I. He was a football coach at South Carolina State and Alcorn State. He holds degrees from Alcorn State, Louisiana-Monroe and Buffalo. His term expires in September 2012, and he is eligible for reappointment.
Eleanor W. Myers, Temple – A law professor and faculty athletics representative, Myers holds undergraduate and law degrees from Penn. She specializes in professional responsibility and business. She was a securities and antitrust attorney while in private practice. Her term expires in September 2012, and she is eligible for reappointment.
Christopher Griffin, Foley & Lardner – A Tampa-based attorney, Griffin conducts a broad practice in commercial litigation. Griffin earned both his B.A. and J.D. from Florida State University. His term expires in September 2014, and he is eligible for reappointment.