The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics was founded in 1965. It held its inaugural Convention in 1966.
NACDA is a professional organization for college and university athletic directors in the USA. It has a membership of more than 6,100 persons, and throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico it has more than 1,600 institutions.
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics members include athletics directors, associate and assistant athletics directors, conference commissioners and affiliate individuals or corporations.