University President Graham B. Spanier has been appointed chair of the Division I Board of Directors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at its recent meeting.
He succeeds Kenneth Shaw, chancellor of Syracuse University. Spanier represents the Big 10 Conference on the Division I Board of Directors and has been a board member since its creation. The board comprises 15 members who are chief executive officers of academic institutions active in the major athletic conferences.
A member of the executive committee of the NCAA, Spanier served on the NCAA Presidents Commission previously and during the transition to the new governance structure.
A national leader in higher education, Spanier chairs the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities, the Commission on Information Technologies of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), and the Presidential Advisory Board on Information Technology. He is co-chair of the Association of Academic Health Centers Council on Health Sciences and the University. He is a member of the NASULGC Board of Directors, the Board of Directors of the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (Internet 2) and the Board of Trustees of the National 4-H Council.
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