NCAA President Myles Brand, the first university president to serve as the Association's chief executive and a champion of academic reform, fiscal responsibility and student-athlete well-being, died Wednesday from pancreatic cancer.
AN ERA OF REFORM
From the first weeks of his presidency, Myles Brand was dedicated to enhancing the academic environment and eliminating the phrase "dumb jock" from the American perception.
From the beginning of his tenure, Myles Brand understood the significance of presidential control of intercollegiate athletics as a means of reforming the enterprise.
Myles Brand realized the value of diversity and inclusion so much that he created a special department at the NCAA national office.
MYLES BRAND: IN HIS OWN WORDS