Wulkow, a native of Lytton, IA, was assistant executive director for 25 years and in 2005, he became the executive director. He was a prominent teacher, coach and administrator in Iowa schools prior to joining the IHSAA in 1980.
A high school and collegiate basketball official for 28 years, Wulkow was a member of the 2007-08 NFHS Strategic Planning Committee and a former chairperson of the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee. He has been active in NFHS work and in Section 4, the area he will represent on the Board. The section includes the state of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Wulkow received his bachelor's degree from Buena Vista (Iowa) College and his master's degree in school administration from the University of South Dakota.
Jim Tenopir, executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA), is the new president of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for 2008-09. Tenopir, the 49th president of the NFHS, began his one-year term July 7 following the NFHS Summer Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Ennis Proctor, executive director of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA), was elected by the NFHS Board of Directors to the position of president-elect for the upcoming year.
In addition, two other new NFHS Board of Directors members were approved for four-year terms while one new board member was appointed to a one-year term following the retirement of a previous board member. All Board of Directors members were approved by the NFHS National Council.
Mike Colbrese, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Section 8; and Karen Leinaar, Benzie County (Michigan) Central Schools athletic director, at-large, will begin their four-year terms this year. Bradley Cashman, executive director of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), Section 2, will serve a one-year unexpired term during 2008-09.