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West Coast Conference holds Fall Presidents' Council Meeting

Nov. 25, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference Presidents' Council adopted a new strategic plan at its annual fall meeting, held Friday, November 21. Informed by shifts of the Division I landscape and structural revisions of the NCAA, the strategic plan is designed to respond to new challenges and contemporary concerns.

Through the strategic plan and other meeting dialogue, the presidents affirmed the Conference's historical and ongoing commitment to the support and well-being of its student-athletes and promotion of its values-based institutions. The rich and holistic education provided by West Coast Conference institutions provide student-athletes an opportunity for academic leadership and athletic achievement. The strategic plan positions the Conference to continue its support of initiatives that enhance the student-athlete experience, with the primary goal being graduation. The Presidents reaffirmed the Conference's mission to be a premier, nationally prominent and competitive Division I Conference. The strategic plan's foundational pillars of leadership, student-athlete experience, competitiveness and exposure unify and strengthen the Conference's identity and values.

The meeting was the first Presidents' Council meeting under new chair Michael E. Engh, S.J., President of Santa Clara University.

About the West Coast Conference

The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 14 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics. For more information, visit WCCsports.com or follow the West Coast Conference on Twitter @WCCsports.