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Wisconsin deputy athletics director Sean Frazier has been named chair of the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee for the 2011-2012 season.

Frazier’s one-year term will begin on Sept. 1. He succeeds Providence athletics director Robert Driscoll.

“It is an honor to be named chair of such a prestigious committee,” Frazier said. “We are currently in a time of great opportunity in college hockey and I look forward to leading the sport though this period of evolution.”

The current president of the minority opportunities athletic association, Frazier will become the first black chair in the history of the committee.

The Long Island native started his career at Wisconsin in 2007 as associate athletic director for events and facilities before being promoted to senior associate athletic director of operations in 2009. He was named to his current position this past April.

Prior to Wisconsin, Frazier was athletics director at Merrimack, Clarkson and Manhattanville, as well as assistant director of athletics at Maine.

Frazier played football at Alabama, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. Frazier earned his master’s degree in higher education leadership from Maine and is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at Wisconsin.