AUGUSTA, GA -- Peach Belt Conference commissioner David Brunk has announced that associate commissioner Diana Kling has been promoted to Deputy Commissioner.
"Diana has proven to be an invaluable asset to the Peach Belt and is very deserving of this promotion," said commissioner Brunk. "Her work ethic and tireless advocacy of the Peach Belt, its member institutions and student-athletes have driven several key initiatives over the past several years that has helped elevate the league into the leadership position in NCAA Division II that we have today."
Entering her 15th year at the conference office, Kling began as the league's Director of Compliance before being promoted to Associate Commissioner in 2008. She also serves as the PBC's Senior Woman Administrator. She established and coordinates the PBC Women in Athletics Seminar, giving female student-athletes the opportunity to interact with professional women in various roles in intercollegiate athletics. The 11th seminar will be held this September in Augusta. Kling is also overseeing the first PBC Career Sports Forum, which will be held in January.
She has also served many roles in the NCAA including chair of the Division II Legislation Committee and vice-chair of the Committee on Women's Athletics. Additionally, she has served on the DII NLI Advisory Team, the NCAA Task Force on Sleep and Wellness, the DII Online Coaches Education Design Group, the Culture of Compliance Summit and the Conference Grant Task Force.
Kling has also coordinated several new PBC initiatives including the Esports Championships and administers the league's Battlefields2Ballfields program, the conference grant program and the AD mentor program.