Doug Vance to lead CoSIDA

Doug Vance has been named the new executive director of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He begins his role on Oct. 1.

Vance is a former media relations director at the University of Kansas, where he spent 20 years. Most recently, he worked as the executive director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association. Before his time at Kansas, he worked at Murray State and Austin Peay State University.

CoSIDA is the national organization that includes college athletic communications specialists, as well as sports public relations and media relations professionals. There are nearly 3,000 members of the organization.

Vance replaces John Humenik, the organization's first executive director, who stepped down in June.

"(Doug) brings back to CoSIDA not only a decade of expertise in association management, but a long-standing love for the communications role in intercollegiate athletics," said Auburn's Shelly Poe, the 2013-14 CoSIDA president. "Having served as the president of two national organizations, Doug's leadership and consensus-building prowess will benefit our members in all divisions as we continue to grow as the strategic communicators for college athletics."