Bowie State University Sports Information Director Gregory Goings runs everything sports media-related on the HBCU campus in Bowie, Md. Now he’ll be responsible for a national agenda, too, as he was recently named president of the Division II Sports Information Directors Association (SIDA). 

Goings, Bowie State’s SID for the past eight years, will take office at the end of June during the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Workshop in Marco Island, Fla. He will serve a two-year term, with responsibility for overseeing the board of directors and maintaining bonds with the Conference Commissioners Association and the Athletic Directors Association.

Goings will transition from his current position as first vice president during the NCAA Community Engagement Workshop at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis on June 1-3, according to the BSU announcement.

“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve as president of the Division II Sports Information Directors Association and thank my colleagues throughout the country for their support”, said Goings, who will replace Rich Herman, SID for Clarion University. “I look forward to working with the NCAA, the D-II Athletic Directors Association and our Conference Commissioners.”

With more than 280 members, the Division II SIDA was created to serve as a liaison that assists in strengthening communication between sports information directors and other administrators of college sports communications. Goings will be the third president to lead SIDA; before Herman, Kentucky Wesleyan College SID Roy Pickerill served as the first president, holding the only Division II SIDA officer position for several years. Pickerill left the position in 2009 and SIDA has used an officer rotation since.

Goings is qualified for the position, serving more than 20 years in the field of collegiate sports communications. The Washington, D.C. native graduated from McKinley Tech High School in 1977 and earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Virginia State University, where he served as SID 12 years before joining BSU.

“I believe Greg Goings will be a great president for D-II SIDA,” Herman said. “Greg has the experience, knowledge and dedication to represent Division II in a first class manner. He has also been part of the board for five years and knows how far we’ve come as an organization and where we need to go in the future. I wish him all the best and will support his presidency any way I can.”

Bowie State Athletic Director Anton Goff said the university is very excited about Goings’ new title. “This announcement is truly exciting for Mr. Goings, the Athletic Department, and the university,” Goff said. “The appointment to president of a national organization, such as SIDA is just a testament to the level of talent and dedication Mr. Goings has displayed his entire career.  It says a lot when your peer members vote you into this type of position. This is yet another example of how Bowie State University faculty and staff are leading the way in a number of different fields.”