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Everts names special assistant for athletics compliance

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.

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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.

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