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Josh Gleason Named Chair Of Crossroads League Administrative Committee
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Leafs - Mon, Jul. 3, 2017

GOSHEN, Ind. — Goshen College athletic director Josh Gleason was named chair of the Crossroads League's administrative committee for the 2017-18 academic year by a unanimous vote of the conference's athletic directors at their semiannual meeting June 19.

Gleason, who served as vice chair of the committee in 2016-17, has been a member of the Maple Leaf athletic department staff as a coach and administrator since 2008 and will begin his fourth year as Goshen's athletic director this fall. He graduated from Simpson University in Redding, California, in 2003 and began his career as assistant athletic director there in 2004.

"Josh has provided strong leadership in the athletic department at Goshen College and I am confident he will share his talents to help advance the mission of the Crossroads League," said Dr. Ken Newbold, provost and interim president of Goshen College. "Being chosen for this position by his peers is a reflection of the work Josh has done within the conference."

The Crossroads League's administrative committee comprises the athletic directors of the league's member schools. Its responsibilities include scheduling, safety and sport administration, as well as other tasks assigned by the league commissioner or council of presidents.

Founded in 1959 as the Mid-Central College Conference, the Crossroads League — based in Indianapolis — is a conference of 10 faith-based institutions located in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio that compete in 15 sports in the NAIA. Goshen's men joined the conference in 1970, a streak of continuous membership surpassed by only one other member school: the women joined in 1992.

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The Maple Leafs will sponsor 13 varsity sports in 2017-18, continuing a history of intercollegiate athletics that dates back to 1956. Goshen's intercollegiate athletic offerings for women predate the passage of Title IX by nearly a decade.