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Dec. 11, 2002
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Contact: Thomas Knox
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


NCAA Elects Cal State University, Dominguez Hills President
James Lyons as the Liaison to their Committee on Infractions

CARSON, Calif. - California State University, Dominguez Hills President, James E. Lyons, Sr., has been elected to serve as the liaison for the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division II Presidents Council to the NCAA's Committee on Infractions The NCAA recently elected President Lyons to serve on its Presidents Council for Division II colleges and universities effective January 2003.

As liaison to the Committee on Infractions, President Lyons will listen to hearings of alleged NCAA violations by various universities; however, he will not vote on the ultimate decision by the NCAA.

"This appointment is an especially important one for our university in that it affords us an opportunity to view first hand the role that the NCAA fills in providing the ethical standards that drive athletic competition for all colleges and universities across the nation," President Lyons said. "I am deeply honored to serve the NCAA in this position and look forward to assuming my role as Liaison to the committee."

It is the mission of the NCAA enforcement program to reduce violations of NCAA legislation and impose appropriate penalties if violations are found. The program is committed to the fairness of procedures and the timely and equitable resolution of infractions cases. The achievement of these objectives is essential to the conduct of a viable and effective enforcement program. The NCAA strives to provide fairness to uninvolved student-athletes, coaches, administrators, competitors and other institutions.

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