CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 21, 2022) – Queens University of Charlotte’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept an invitation to join the ASUN Conference and move to the NCAA Division I effective with the start of the 2022-23 athletic year. The announcement is the culmination of a process that began in June 2021 when Queens partnered with Collegiate Consulting to conduct its Division I Feasibility Study.
The initial draft of the Division I Feasibility Study was presented in September 2021, with the final version of the 185-page report submitted to the University in January 2022. Collegiate Consulting, over the course of six months interviewed more than 150 internal and external Queens’ stakeholders and focused on a comprehensive assessment and analysis of the ASUN, Big South and Southern Conference.
Collegiate Consulting developed a seven-year pro forma that used FY22 as the “pre-application” year. To support the Division I reclassification, Collegiate Consulting projects external athletic revenue to nearly triple from its current levels.
The Queens Royals previously competed as members of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) with their swimming & diving programs competing in the Bluegrass Mountain Conference; and men’s volleyball competing as an independent. Since 2013, Queens has been a member of the SAC. The Royals have won 14 NCAA Division II team national championships.
Collegiate Consulting is a comprehensive solutions-based intercollegiate consulting firm founded in 2005, based in Atlanta. In the past 24 months, Collegiate Consulting has completed more than 20 Division I Feasibility Studies and assisted Merrimack, Bellarmine, Tarleton State, Dixie State and Cal Baptist, and is currently working with Stonehill on its Division I transition.