BOONE—Following a national search, James Bandy has been named special assistant to the chancellor for athletics compliance. He will begin working at Appalachian State University on Sept. 19. Bandy will replace Jonathan Reeder, who is assuming a new role as interim senior associate athletic director.
Bandy comes to Appalachian from the University of South Dakota, where he was senior associate athletic director for internal operations from 2011-15 and currently serves as coordinator of academic planning and strategic initiatives.
Bandy’s prior positions include assistant director of academic and membership affairs for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and assistant athletic director for compliance at the University of Montana. He holds a M.Ed. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.A. from Georgia State University, and a Level One Civil Rights Investigator certification.
The special assistant to the chancellor for athletics compliance is responsible for enhancing, implementing and maintaining a strong program of academic integrity and NCAA rules compliance within the university’s Department of Athletics, leading and implementing academic policies and procedures for student-athletes, providing ongoing training and education relating to NCAA policies and procedures, overseeing the university’s plan for reporting, investigating and responding to alleged rules violations, maintaining all compliance records involving the university’s Department of Athletics and conducting investigations as needed, and supervising compliance staff. The position reports directly to Chancellor Sheri N. Everts.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.