EWU Board votes for athletics to stay Division I

The board voted 8-1 to stay DI, with the lone dissenter being the student trustee.

CHENEY, Wash. — After nearly three weeks of taking public feedback, EWU’s Board of Trustees voted on Friday to keep their athletics programs at the DI level, including their football team. The Board voted 8-1, with the lone dissenter being the student trustee.

In May 2021, Eastern Washington University Interim President David May recommended the same fate for athletics to the board.

May said in May that moving down in athletics would negatively impact recruiting local students to enroll at Eastern and would cause the ending of athletic sponsorships

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