Tallahassee, FL - Florida State University President Eric J. Barron today announced Pamela Perrewé, the Haywood and Betty Taylor Eminent Scholar of Business Administration and Distinguished Research Professor, has been selected the next Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) for the university.
Perrewé, who is the current chair of the equity and student welfare committee of the Athletic Board, will assume her responsibilities in January of 2011.
The role of the Faculty Athletic Representative includes representing Florida State at meetings of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), chairing the University's Athletic Board, and reporting to the university president and Faculty Senate on issues related to intercollegiate athletics. The faculty member is regarded by the NCAA as the bridge between intercollegiate athletics and the academic mission of the university, providing oversight for intercollegiate athletics that spans academic integrity, fiscal accountability, institutional equity and student-athlete welfare.
"I am very pleased Professor Perrewé has agreed to serve in this extremely important role," Barron said. "Pam's commitment to athletics at FSU, her highly regarded scholarship in her field and her leadership in administrative posts in the College of Business combine to make her particularly well suited to be a liaison with the university's academic programs."
At the College of Business, Perrewé is director of the Center for Human Resource Management and chair of the Doctoral Program Policy Committee. She has been associate dean for graduate programs, a member of the Executive Committee and chairman of the Department of Management.
Perrewé holds master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis in organizational behavior and theory, social psychology and organizational sociology, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Purdue University. She has received numerous professional awards and distinctions.
Perrewé will replace Joe Beckham, Allan Tucker Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, who has been the Faculty Athletic Representative for the past five years. Beckham has served as the representative under two university presidents and two athletic administrations. He will retire from FSU at the end of 2011.
"I look forward to working with all of the fine individuals in the Athletic Department as well as the coaches and, of course, our student-athletes," Perrewe said. "Florida State University has been my only academic home and I am fiercely proud of my institution. I cannot think of a better way to serve FSU."
Perrewe added that she is humbled by following in the footsteps of Beckham, "who has performed his role flawlessly."
"We are fortunate to be able to replace a person of the stature of Dr. Beckham with such a qualified and respected faculty member," said FSU Athletics Director Randy Spetman. "The role of the Faculty Athletic Representative is critical to the overall success of an athletics program and Dr. Beckham emerged as one of the most respected in the country. Dr. Perrewe chairs a committee of the athletics board and we are looking forward to expanding our strong working relationship with her. I believe her experience will be a great asset to Florida State and the ACC."