Schulz named to NCAA Executive Committee

By The Mercury

Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, who has served on the NCAA Board of Directors since July, has been unanimously appointed to the NCAA Executive Committee, President Mark Emmert has announced.

The Executive Committee is the highest governance body in the NCAA and is composed of institutional chief executive officers that oversee association-wide issues. The committee is charged with ensuring that each division operates consistently with the basic purposes, fundamental policies and general principles of the Association.

Schulz has served on the Division I NCAA Board of Directors, which is made up of presidents or chancellors from institutions in each of the association’s 11 conferences, and will continue to fulfill his current four-year term in this role, ending in August 2016.

The board of directors is charged with responsibilities like electing institutions to Division I membership, overseeing the Academic Progress Rate and Academic Performance Census, and assuring gender and ethnic diversity in the leadership structure.

Since his arrival at K-State in 2009, Schulz has spearheaded campus-wide goal-setting to move K-State forward to be recognized as a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

In 2012, his administration saw the university hit several records. Fundraising by the K-State Foundation hit a record $121 million, and enrollment set a record last fall with 24,378 students.

Schulz received the 2012 Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

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