President Schulz named to Chair of the Board of Governors

At the State of the University address on Sept. 26, 2014, President Kirk Shulz spoke highly of the past and of the future of Kansas State. (Jenna Bryan | The Collegian)

During Friday’s annual NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C., an event that brings together institutions from all three levels of the NCAA, K-State President Kirk Schulz was named the new Chair of the Board of Governors.

Schulz’s new position on the chair will run through January 2017.

The Board of Governors is the NCAA’s highest governing body. It is comprised of members from all three individual levels of the NCAA (Division I, II and III). The Board’s main goals are to both protect the integrity of the NCAA’s collegiate model and every athlete within its system.

Schulz will be a key figure in upholding the committee’s core values. Those include: ensuring the NCAA’s long-term health and success, helping provide strategic visions for all divisions of competition, and protecting the health and safety of all players within collegiate sports.

The role is a familiar one for the K-State President. Previously, Schulz was a part of the subcommittee that helped redesign the governing model of Division-I athletics, which went into effect this week. He has also served on the board for the last two years as a representative from the Big 12 conference.

Schultz took over as the 13th President of K-State in February of 2009. He has helped the university exceed $211 million in donations to the Kansas State University Foundation in the past year, while also leading the university’s goal of being a Top-50 public research university by the year 2025.