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Penicka Steps Down As Assistant Director After 13 Years Of Service; NCAC Names Rolinc Assistant To The Executive Director

Sue Penicka will step down as an Assistant Director after 13 years of service with the North Coast Athletic Conference, effective January 31st, while Dan Rolinc has been named Assistant to the Executive Director of the NCAC, effective January 22th.

Penicka joined the NCAC office prior to the 1999-2000 academic year after serving the previous eight years as the Sports Information Director at Case Western Reserve University. During her tenure with the NCAC, Penicka created conference publications, served as the office manager and assisted with all aspects of conference administration and sports information.

Penicka leaves the NCAC as the founder of Educational Advocacy and Communications Services (EACS), which focuses on special education advocacy throughout the state of Ohio.

"We will miss Sue; She was a tremendous asset to the Conference, especially over the past three years. She definitely didn't get enough credit for her role in keeping the Conference moving forward. At the same time, we are excited and proud of the new opportunities she's creating for herself and her family. We wish her all the best in her new venture," said Executive Director Keri Alexander Luchowski.

Rolinc will assist with media relations, website maintenance and publications, as well as a wide range of conference administrative duties.

A 2011 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, Rolinc spent the past two years as a student assistant in the Yellow Jackets' Sports Information Department. He also interned with the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball communications department and worked as a game-day assistant for the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Gladiators media relations departments.

"Dan will be a valuable addition to our staff. He brings a wonderful mix of experiences and maturity to our operation, said Alexander Luchowski. "We are excited to see how he helps us, especially in the area of sports information."

Prior to Baldwin-Wallace, Rolinc served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic, having been stationed in South Korea, Kuwait and Iraq.

Founded in 1983, the North Coast Athletic Conference consists of 10 academically selective colleges and universities - Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University and the College of Wooster along with affiliate member Earlham College (field hockey). The NCAC sponsors 23 championship sports, 11 for men and 12 for women.