Aug. 4, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS -- Wisconsin Deputy Athletics Director Sean Frazier has been named chair of the Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee for the 2011-12 season.
Frazier's one-year term will begin on September 1. He will succeed the current chair, Providence College athletics director Robert Driscoll.
"It is an honor to be named chair of such a prestigious committee," Frazier said. "We are currently in a time of great opportunity in college hockey, and I look forward to leading the sport though this period of evolution."
The current president of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association, Frazier will become the first African-American chair in the history of the men's ice hockey committee. He started his career at Wisconsin in 2007 as associate athletic director for events and facilities before being promoted to senior associate athletic director of operations in 2009. He was named to his current title of deputy athletics director in April 2011. Prior to his employment at Wisconsin, he held the position of athletics director at Merrimack College, Clarkson University and Manhattanville College, as well as assistant director of athletics at the University of Maine.
A native of Long Island, N.Y., he was a football student-athlete at the University of Alabama, where he earned his bachelor's degree in communications. Frazier earned his master's degree in higher education leadership from the University of Maine and is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at Wisconsin.