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NCAA Board of Governors seeking independent member

Nominations open for one of five seats for leaders outside of higher education

The NCAA is seeking nominations for an independent member of the NCAA Board of Governors. Current member Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, completes her one-year transitional term this fall.

Nominations may be submitted by NCAA members or the public until Feb. 21 via NCAA Program Hub. The Board of Governors Executive Committee, which includes presidents and chancellors from all three divisions and the lead independent member, is the nominating committee for independent board members and will make recommendations to the full board for approval.

NCAA membership voted in January 2019 to include leaders from outside higher education to join college and university presidents on the board, which sets the direction for the future of college sports. The five independent leaders modernize and provide increased objectivity to the Association’s highest-ranking governance body.