Buffalo, NY – Assistant Professor of Accounting and Business Joe Kabacinski, CPA, CGMA, and Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), has been selected as a 2017 NCAA Division III FAR Fellow.
"I am fortunate to be selected for the 2017 FAR Fellows' Institute," said Kabacinski. "The experience will help in my efforts to enhance the student-athlete experience at D'Youville College and is a great opportunity to network with FARs from other institutions."
Kabacinski has served as the FAR at D'Youville College since 2011 while also serving as a professor in accounting. His career at D'Youville began in 2003 with his focus in teaching accounting and business courses for the CPA-track accounting program. Joe also teaches classes for the Masters' degree programs in International Business and Business Administration. In 2009-10 and 2015-16, Joe received D'Youville College's Business Department Faculty of the Year Award due to his constant dedication and professionalism.
The Far Fellows Institute assists in leadership training and professional development to Division III FARs from 30 institutions. Representatives from a variety of conferences will be in attendance, with FARs representing Independent institutions also attending the institute.
Those in attendance will travel to the NCAA national office in Indianapolis on Friday, October 13 for a three-day professional development program. The institute will conclude on Sunday, October 15 after FARs receive a thorough examination of best practices and issues surrounding the role and responsibility of the FAR, help FAR Fellows develop the leadership skills necessary to carry out their responsibilities on campus and in their conference, and strengthen the network of FARs needed to serve on conference, divisional and association-wide committees.
Joe is a constant presence at D'Youville College sporting events and an active member of the community. In December of last year, Kabacinski was one of 34 members of the D'Youville community that took the annual Lending a Hand trip to New Orleans. The trip included the reclamation and cleanup of the Big Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, the packing, sorting and checking of food for those in need at the Harvest Food Bank, and rebuilding the homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina as part of the Youth Rebuilding New Orleans.
In order to qualify to be a FAR Fellow, the FAR must meet the following requirements: FAR shall have more than two years experience as the FAR, the FAR should be recognized for having positive leadership qualities within the institution and/or the conference, and the FAR should be recognized as having the ability to affect change within the institution and/or the conference.