|President of OAC
|President of OAC
|Vice-President of OAC
|Past President of OAC
Ohio Northern University
Tim Gleason, Commissioner
Tim Gleason became the first full-time commissioner of the Ohio Athletic Conferene (OAC) in 1991. Previously he had been promotions and licensing coordinator for the NCAA (1980-83) and assistant executive director for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) from 1983-91. While at NACDA Gleason was managing editor of Athletics Administration and his editorial regarding President Reagan's tax plan made headlines in the New York Times in 1985.
Gleason has ledthe OAC into national and international limelight throughout his tenure. He orchestrated the first collegiate football game played on European soil when OAC members Heidelberg University and Otterbein College tied 7-7in Frankfort Germany inSeptember 1992. Gleason was the president of the NCAA Division III CommissionersAssociation (2004-06) where he fathered the $1.4 million NCAA Conference Grant Program. He received the organization's Meritorious Service Award for his efforts.
In 1989, Gleason founded the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation, which he presided over for 21 years. The foundation raised $300,000 in scholarship monies for high school and college scholar football players. He received the Foundation's Presidential Leadership Award in 1998 and Distinguished Service Award in 2007. Gleason received the Asa Bushnell Commissioners Award from the All-American Football Foundationin 2001.
Gleason was a member of the NCAA Division III Management Council from 2004-09. He chaired the prestigious NCAA Honors Committee and was a member of the Championships Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Infractions Appeals Committee, Legislation Committee and Division III Football Committee.
Gleason was an active member of NACDA throughout his career. He served as the association's secretary and parliamentarian and was a member of the Executive Committee. Gleason was on NACDA's Games Committee for both the Kickoff Classic and Pigskin Classic from 1991-95.
A passionate advocate for sportsmanship, Gleason developed Operation GoodSport, a nationally acclaimed program that received the Jostens Community Service Award in 2004. Gleason was selected as a Sports Ethics Fellow by the Institute for International Sport in 2005.
Born in Pittsburgh, Gleason grew up in Youngstown, Ohio where he graduated from Chaney High School in 1973. He was a member of the track team and vice president of the senior class. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University in 1979 and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Education from Cleveland State University in 1986. He was St. Thomas's Alumni-of-the-Year in 1983.
Gleason and his wife Sherry (Rummell) reside in Mineral Ridge (OH) and have three daughters, Shannon, Bethany and Mary Rose.
Lindsay Miller, Director of Information
Lindsay Miller began her tenure with the Conference office on August 1, 2006. Miller is responsible for weekly press releases, managing and maintaining the Conference web site (www.oac.org), championship operations, All-OAC and Academic All-OAC awards and day-to-day office duties.
Miller earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management from Bowling Green in 2003. While at Bowling Green Miller played three years on the Women’s Club Hockey team and served as club president and team captain. Miller also interned with the Wood County Special Olympics and the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League while at BGSU.
Prior to joining the OAC, Miller was the Sports Information/Event Coordinator at Lakeland Community College. Miller, a Mentor native, graduated from Mentor High School in 1998.