ASU prof Boivin joins CFP selection committee

The College Football Playoff selection committee will feature a familiar name.

On Thursday the CFP Management Committee announced that former Arizona Republic Columnist and current Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication professor of practice Paola Boivin will join the selection committee.

Boivin tweeted “So honored to give back to a sport that has been such an important part of my career.”

Boivin, who was the first female journalist to be named to the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame, will serve a three-year term starting this spring.

She joins Joe Castiglione, Ken Hatfield, Ronnie Lott, Todd Stansbury and Scott Stricklin on the committee, which selects the four teams for the playoff.

“These are high integrity people who know and love college football,” said Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the CFP. “Each one of them has built a distinguished career based on diligence and doing things the right way. We’re delighted that they will be joining the committee.”

Castiglione is the University of Oklahoma’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics. Hatfield led three different FBS programs.

Lott is a college football hall of famer. Stansbury and Stricklin are the director of athletics at Georgia Tech and Florida respectively.

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