California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The 20-member Board is the NCAA’s highest governance body and composed of university chief executive officers. Harrison also has been named vice chair of the NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors, where she represents the Big West Conference. Both terms run through August 2018.
“I’m proud to accept these appointments and represent CSUN and the Big West Conference,” Harrison said. “One of the our university priorities is to utilize athletics as a tool for engagement, and I particularly look forward to working with the other members of the NCAA Board of Governors to ensure that student-athletes nationwide take advantage of their opportunities to pursue excellence in the classroom and on the field of play.”
The NCAA is a non-profit association that oversees and regulates 1,281 member institutions, as well as the sports conferences and student athletes in the Association. The Board oversees Association-wide issues and is charged with ensuring that the three divisions that make up the NCAA adhere to the organization’s purposes, policies and general principles.