Associate V. P. of Student Affairs, Appointed to United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Board of Directors

07/09/2015 by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, NH- Great Bay Community College’s Associate Vice President of Student Affairs,  Michael Fischer has been named member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Board of Directors. He was nominated by the USCAA Board and voted in by the USCAA membership.  One of six board members appointed to the national organization, Fisher is the only one to serve from the New England region. The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization for the intercollegiate athletic programs of 81 mostly small colleges, community colleges and junior colleges, across the United States, stretching from Washington state to Maine.

"Michael is an excellent choice to represent the membership of our association on the USCAA Board of Directors” said Matt Richards, USCAA Board of Directors President.  “He brings a wealth of knowledge that includes coaching, athletic administration, and senior level student affairs management.  This diverse background will aid the USCAA Board of Directors in key strategic planning as the association continues the mission of serving small college athletic programs" 

While at Great Bay Community College, Fischer has expanded the athletic programs to currently include Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball and Men’s and Women’s Golf.  For the 2015-2016 academic school year, teams are competing as members of both the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).  In addition, he has directed the Department of Student Affairs playing an integral role in the building of a new 20,000 square foot Student Success Center.  The center, slated to open this fall at the College’s Portsmouth campus, will house a gymnasium, administrative offices, a student lounge, an exercise space, and locker rooms as well as areas for intentionally designed programs including leadership development, civic engagement, student employment, and student governance.

“It is an honor and privilege to be elected to the USCAA Board of Directors” said Fischer. “The USCAA is a special organization that provides small colleges like Great Bay Community College the opportunity to compete against like institutions in size and the opportunity to participate in National Championships.  More so the USCAA truly understand and appreciates the role of a student athlete and provides numerous opportunities for recognition.“