LEVELLAND, Texas - South Plains College director of athletics Joe Tubb was recently elected to serve as the 17th President of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the annual NJCAA meetings in Tampa, Fla. Tubb is the first representative from the state of Texas to serve as NJCAA President and will begin a three-year term August 1, 2011. He succeeds Scottsdale Community College athletic director Art Becker.
The position consists of a myriad of duties that include presiding at annual meeting, executive meetings and any special meetings as well as being responsible for all appointments of individuals to serve on NJCAA special or standing committees.
"The NJCAA is prvileged to have a person with the leadership and experience of Joe Tubb at the helm of our national association," says executive director Mary Ellen Leicht. "As the course of athletics continues to change, the respect Joe has garnered with his peers at all levels of intercollegiate athletics throughout his career will play an important role in shaping the future of the NJCAA."
Tubb has maintained an active role within the NJCAA community for many years. He served director for Region 5 from 1999-2009 and has been a National Association of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) board member since 2001. Elected in 2010, Tubb currently serves as the NJCAA 1st Vice-President for men.