WCHA ANNOUNCES SEARCH FOR COMMISSIONER

Applicants and nominations will be accepted until July 17th

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) announces the search for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Commissioner for a multi-year term beginning with the 2024-25 academic year.  The WCHA seeks a dynamic leader who will provide vision and strategic direction to its membership and advance the sport of women’s hockey within our region and nationally. The commissioner oversees and manages all facets of the league and ensures the efficient and fiscally sound administration of all activities while working to provide an exceptional student athlete experience.
Founded in 1999, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has won a record 16 national championships in 21 years since its inception while producing nine Patty Kazmaier Award winners, 125 All-Americans, and numerous Olympic and international team members. The WCHA competes at the NCAA Division I level and is comprised of eight Division I and II public institutions including Bemidji State University, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minnesota State University Mankato, The Ohio State University, St. Cloud State University, The University of St. Thomas and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to collegiate women’s hockey and an understanding of NCAA compliance.  Experience in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, fund raising and sponsorship sales, fiscal management, media relations, communication, supervision, and office management will be key skills of the successful candidate.  A complete position description and list of responsibilities can be found at wcha.com/commissionersearch.
Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names of at least three references to Dr. Holly Schreiner, Director of Athletics, St. Cloud State University / Chair of WCHA Commissioner Search, at athletics@stcloudstate.edu. Nominations are encouraged and should be sent to the same email address.  For full consideration, candidates should submit their materials no later than July 17, 2024.  Only fully completed applications will be considered. The WCHA is committed to equal opportunity employment and encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. The appointment is slated to begin August 15, 2024. This position does have the ability to work remotely however the board would request that the Commissioner live within the footprint of the WCHA. The Conference will assist with relocation expenses if it is necessary.