Former Indiana President Myles Brand passes away

  • 09/16/2009 4:46 pm in

brand2.jpgAccording to a report published moments ago by The Detroit Free Press, former Indiana President and NCAA President Myles Brand died today at 67.

NCAA President Myles Brand died today after a nearly yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. Brand had served as NCAA president since January 2003 and had led the association through initiatives such as academic reform, increased emphasis on presidential leadership and discussions on fiscal issues in college athletics.

“Myles Brand was a dear friend and a great academic leader. He was a tireless advocate for the student-athlete,” said Michael Adams, president of the University of Georgia and chair of the NCAA Executive Committee. “Indeed, he worked to ensure that the student was first in the student-athlete model. He will be greatly missed.”

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Brand.

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