NCAA Board of Governors approves three-year contract extension for president Mark Emmert
The NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to extend president Mark Emmert’s contract for an additional three years. The action extends his employment as the NCAA’s chief executive until October 2020, with an option to extend an additional year to 2021.
“Mark has done an incredible job leading the Association through an unprecedented period of change and transformation,” said Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz, chair of the board of governors. “I and the board feel strongly that Mark is integral in leading the Association forward as we navigate the complex and challenging way ahead, while better supporting student-athletes.”
The board approved Emmert’s contract extension Jan. 16 during its quarterly meeting at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio.
Emmert became the Association’s fifth chief executive in October 2010. Emmert was president at his alma mater, the University of Washington, for six years before coming to the NCAA.