Myles Brand assumed his duties as the fourth president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association January 1, 2003. Termed by some the “education president,” Brand has presided over the most comprehensive academic reform for intercollegiate athletics in recent history. He has also changed the national dialog on college sports to emphasize the educational value of athletics participation and the integration of intercollegiate athletics with the academic mission of higher education. His tenure has helped reestablish the indispensable role of university presidents in the governance of college sports.
Brand was himself president of two major universities. From 1994 through 2002, he was president of Indiana University. Brand also served as president at the University of Oregon from 1989 to 1994.