NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert Visits Marquette

NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert visited Marquette's campus Monday afternoon.

Sept. 16, 2013


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Marquette University welcomed NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert to campus on Monday for a series of meetings and speaking engagements.

Dr. Emmert joined Mike Gousha at the Marquette Law School as part of the University's "On The Issues" series, met with Vice President and Director of Athletics Larry Williams and President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. and hosted a question-and-answer session exclusively with MU student-athletes.

"It was a privilege to have Dr. Emmert on campus today and we sincerely appreciated his willingness to visit," Vice President and Director of Athletics Larry Williams said. "Our student-athletes were able to take part in a unique dialogue with Dr. Emmert and share their thoughts on various topics regarding life as a NCAA competitor."

Men's soccer player John Mau introduced Dr. Emmert to the nearly 300 student-athletes in attendance and after a brief summary of the history of the NCAA opened up the remainder of the huddle to questions.

Emmert became the fifth president of the NCAA in October 2010. The NCAA is a not-for-profit association of colleges and universities that conducts 89 championships in 23 sports in which nearly 55,000 student-athletes compete. The NCAA also develops national policy governing the conduct of intercollegiate athletics in three divisions for more than 1,000 institutions of higher education and more than 400,000 student-athletes.

Prior to assuming his current role, Emmert held a series of administrative appointments in higher education, most recently as president at his alma mater, University of Washington.

Emmert is a member of the Higher Education Working Group on Global Issues as part of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the former chair of the Executive Group of the Worldwide Universities Network, and served on the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board.

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