Director of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship to Give Lecture at Southeast

Photo of Dr. Jeanne Boyd

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 2, 2005 ᾰ Dr. Jeanne Boyd, director of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, will be presenting a lecture Sept. 21 at Southeast Missouri State University. 

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. The lecture is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series through the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at Southeast. The event is free and open to the public.

Boyd became the director of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in December 2003.  As director, she serves as the main point of contact for tournament hosts and participating teams in the administration and operations of the tournament. 

Prior to becoming director, Boyd served as associate commissioner of Championships and Operations for the Sun Belt Conference.  She directed all conference championships, awards programs and the officiating program, and has formulated all regular season schedules.

Outside of her conference responsibilities, Boyd served as the operations director of the Inaugural New Orleans Bowl from 2001 through 2003 as well as the game management director for the 2003 Final Four. Prior to joining the Sun Belt Conference, she served as assistant director of event management in the Athletic Department at Louisiana State University.  As assistant director, she managed all home athletic events and directed five NCAA tournaments held on campus.

Boyd serves on various NCAA committees including the Division I Championship/Competition Cabinet, the Division I Football Certification Committee and the Division I Regional Advisory Committee for Women’s Soccer.  She has taught courses in research methodology, program and event planning, and sports management at Louisiana State University, Clemson University and the University of Florida.

Boyd holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health and human performance, both from the University of Florida. She holds a doctor of philosophy degree in education leadership and research from Louisiana State University.