Kansas State president Kirk Schulz has been appointed by the Big 12 Conference to serve a four-year term on the NCAA's board of directors.
The board consists of presidents and chancellors from each of the 11 Division I conferences. The group meets four times annually and votes on NCAA legislation. Schulz was appointed to replace Texas Tech's Guy Bailey, who recently accepted the job of president at Alabama.
"When athletics and academics intersect, it's important for university presidents to show leadership and get in front of some of these issues," Schulz said. "One of the ways we're going to make K-State a Top 50 Public Research University by 2025 is strengthening the interconnectivity between intercollegiate athletics and the campus community.
"An opportunity for me to serve on the Division I Board of Directors puts us closer to that goal."
Schulz's term begins in August in runs through 2016.