Loyola President Mark C. Reed Named to NCAA Division I Board of Directors

is four-year term as a member of the board officially began Oct. 1.

Loyola President Mark C. Reed has been chosen to represent the Atlantic-10 conference on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. His four-year term as a member of the board officially began Oct. 1, the university announced in an Oct. 18 press release

The board has 25 members — composed mostly of university presidents — and is the top governing body of Division I and is responsible for strategy, policy and the overseeing the division which includes 363 schools, according to the NCAA.

Reed, who came to Loyola at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year after serving as the president of fellow Jesuit institution Saint Joseph’s University for five years, received the appointment after serving as chair of the A-10 Presidents’ Council for six years, The Phoenix previously reported.

“I am honored to join the board in service to the NCAA and student-athletes, and I am grateful to my fellow presidents in the A-10 for their confidence in selecting me to represent the conference,” Reed said in the press release.

The board’s duties include monitoring proposed organizational legislation, reviewing policies related to the infractions division, approving an annual budget, monitoring membership standards and ensuring the NCAA national office works well with member schools.

Reed will serve on the board’s Finance Committee which oversees fiscal responsibilities including final approval and oversight of the NCAA Division I budget and related matters.

Other committees include the Infractions Process Committee, Committee on Infractions, Infractions Appeals Committee, Committee on Academics and the Council Coordination Committee.

The announcement comes as Loyola Athletics’ pedigree has risen in recent years as the men’s basketball team has endured sustained success, including multiple NCAA tournament appearances and a trip to the Final Four in 2018. 

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Griffin Krueger

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