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UW President Mark Emmert is leaving to head NCAA

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

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Photo by AJ Mast, Associated Press.

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