President Steven Leath has been named to the Division I board of directors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as the representative of the Big 12 Conference.
He will begin serving his four-year term June 1.
"I would like to thank Dr. Leath for his willingness to serve the Big 12 membership and represent the conference on the council," said Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. "His understanding of the dynamics of intercollegiate athletics within the context of higher education and engagement on addressing its challenges will be amplified in this leadership position."
The NCAA is a voluntary organization through which colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. Division I comprises nearly 350 colleges. Collectively, these schools field more than 6,000 athletics teams with more than 170,000 student-athletes.