UW President Mark Emmert, a 1975 alumnus who returned to his alma mater in 2004, announced April 27 that he is leaving the University of Washington to become the next NCAA president. He will be the NCAA’s fifth chief executive and will begin his tenure there no later than Nov. 1, 2010.
Reaction across campus was that of surprise, but congratulatory remarks are pouring in. It’s a big job, a fantastic opportunity, and we’re proud to have a UW alumnus at NCAA headquarters. President Emmert has been a strong supporter of the UW Alumni Association over the years, and we wish him the best of luck in his new position
Keep reading for additional coverage from around the region.
More on President Emmert’s decision to become the next president of the NCAA:
- UW board to name search panel, interim president.
- Read the statement from UW Board of Regents Chair Herb Simon.
- Read the official statement from President Emmert to UW faculty, staff and students and post a comment to the President’s blog.
- Read today’s front-page stories from The Seattle Times and Seattlepi.com.
- How do the UW students feel? Here’s the lead story from The Daily.
- UW Athletic Director Scott Woodward and football coach Steve Sarkisian support President Emmert’s decision. Hear their thoughts on Bob Condotta’s Husky football blog.
- The Seattle Times says President Emmert’s next challenge is the NCAA’s budget woes.
Photo by AJ Mast, Associated Press.