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Adding public voices

Updated Aug. 8, 2018

Public members not affiliated with the NCAA or member schools will join the NCAA Board of Governors to bring fresh perspectives and independent judgment.

At the NCAA Convention in January, NCAA members from Divisions I, II and III voted to add five independent members to the NCAA Board of Governors, which is responsible for oversight of the entire Association. Public members are nominated by the Board of Governors Executive Committee, approved by the full board and serve a three-year term, which can be renewed once. The terms of the independent board members are longer than those served by school representatives. One member, voted on annually by all the independent members, will serve as a lead independent member and can serve in that role for no more than three years.

The change to the board composition is effective Aug. 1, 2019.