Collegiate Advisory Council

    The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Collegiate Advisory Council is a first-of-its-kind group established to strengthen Olympic and Paralympic sports in the American collegiate system. Chaired by Bernard Muir, director of athletics at Stanford University, the 12-member council is comprised of collegiate administrators and Team USA athletes who advocate for broad-based Olympic and Paralympic sport programming at the collegiate level and represent institutions that have historically contributed to Team USA’s success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


    The CAC is rooted in its mission: Strengthen and lead collaboration efforts to align our country's unique collegiate athletic landscape and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements to support Team USA's collegiate athletes. It operates through three core programming areas:


    • Alignment modeling: Align collegiate and NGB decision-makers to enhance development opportunities.
    • Pathway advancement: Advance sport pathways for student-athletes and coaches to strive for holistic excellence.
    • Messaging integration: Celebrate Team USA's student-athletes to sustain and grow support for collegiate sport programs.


    Bernard Muir

    Bernard Muir

    CAC Chair

    Stanford University

    Director of Athletics


    Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Former Penn State University

    Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics


    Greg Byrne

    Greg Byrne

    University of Alabama

    Director of Athletics


    Lauren Crandall

    Lauren Crandall

    Athlete

    Wake Forest University


    Bubba Cunningham

    Bubba Cunningham

    USOPC Board Member

    University of North Carolina

    Athletic Director


    Jessica Heims

    Jessica Heims

    Athlete

    University of Northern Iowa


    Chauntè Lowe

    Chauntè Lowe

    Athlete

    Georgia Tech University


    Rob Mullens

    Rob Mullens

    University of Oregon

    Athletic Director


    Jamie Pollard

    Jamie Pollard

    Iowa State University

    Director of Athletics


    Gene Smith

    Gene Smith

    The Ohio State University

    Sr. VP, Athletics Director


    Kendall Spencer

    Kendall Spencer

    Athlete

    University of New Mexico


    Scott Stricklin

    Scott Stricklin

    University of Florida

    Athletic Director


    We would like to thank the following past CAC members for their service to the USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council:

    • Bob Bowlsby - Former Big 12 Conference Commissioner
    • Chris Plonsky - University of Texas - Chief of Staff, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director
    • Kevin White - Former USOPC Board member & Former Duke University - Vice President, Director of Athletics
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