Mark Emmert: "Are College Sports Broken?"


Mark Emmert

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Ted Constant Convocation Center - Big Blue Room

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President's Lecture Series


Dr. Mark A. Emmert became the fifth president of the NCAA in October 2010. Prior to assuming his current role, Emmert had been president of his alma mater, University of Washington, since 2004 where he led the university to its standing as second among all public and private institutions in research funding with $1.3 billion in grants and contracts per year. During his tenure, the university also concluded a $2.6 billion fundraising campaign. Emmert is also President Emeritus of the University of Washington. Before returning to his alma mater, Emmert was chancellor of Louisiana State University from 1999 to 2004. Among his administrative appointments in higher education, Emmert was provost and chancellor at the University of Connecticut (1995 to 1999), provost and vice president for academic affairs at Montana State University (1992 to 1995), and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado (1985 to1992).

A Washington native, President Emmert earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Washington and has both a master's degree and a Ph.D in public administration from Syracuse University.


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