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NCAA seeking new independent member of Board of Governors

Nominations must be submitted by Feb. 19

The NCAA is seeking nominations for an independent member to join its Board of Governors. The Association is calling for suggestions from its community for an exceptional individual who will expand diverse perspectives and experiences on the NCAA’s top governing body.

The new independent member ideally would have a background in medicine or the health care industry.

The enduring values of the NCAA include student-athlete success, the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence in both academics and athletics. College sports play a supporting role in the higher education mission and in enhancing the sense of community and strengthening the identity of member schools. The Association conducts 90 championships in 24 sports across its three divisions. Of the nearly 500,000 student-athletes, about 54,000 compete in these championships annually.

The Board of Governors focuses on strategic discussions that impact the Association, its values and mission, and student-athletes across all three divisions. Members have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of all college sports, rather than in the interest of any particular individual, division, conference, school, sport or other external constituencies.

Core responsibilities of the Board of Governors include adopting and implementing policies to resolve core issues and other Association-wide matters; budget oversight; strategic planning; involvement in key legal matters; and ensuring strong leadership for the Association.

The Board of Governors Executive Committee will serve as the nominating committee. The review of nominations will begin immediately and continue as the Nominating Committee receives them. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern time Feb. 19 to be considered.

All nominations will be kept in confidence by the Board of Governors Executive Committee and NCAA senior leadership. Please note that an independent member of the Board of Governors shall not be employed by an NCAA member school or conference.

To submit a nomination, go to the NCAA Program Hub. Please note that anyone who wishes to submit a nomination must have or create a profile for themselves in Program Hub. Once a profile is created, select 2020-21 NCAA Board of Governors Nominations under the Applications tab.