Atlantic Coast Conference officials have enacted various leadership changes, and Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud will chair the ACC’s board.
Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud will chair the Atlantic Coast Conference’s board of directors, the league announced in a press release.
The statement said that the Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents unanimously approved a variety of changes to the ACC constitution and by-laws that will become effective on July 1.
The changes enable “the leadership to more effectively engage in best practices across all levels of its governance and administration. In particular, the 15 league presidents and chancellors will now serve as the ACC’s board of directors and continue to have ultimate authority over all conference affairs.”
Syverud will hold the title of board chair for a one-year term, and the same goes for the board’s vice chair, Duke President Vincent Price. After those one-year terms, the next board chair and vice chair will serve in those posts for two years.
Additionally, ACC Commissioner John Swofford was named the league’s CEO.
Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud will chair the ACC’s board and serve on its executive committee.
A new executive committee, meanwhile, includes Syverud, Price, Clemson President James Clements, N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson, Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi, and Virginia President James Ryan.
“The 15 member institutions of the ACC shared a common vision that we needed a more nimble and modern governance system to meet the challenges currently facing collegiate athletics,” Syverud said in the conference’s announcement. “We are committed to further delivering fulfilling experiences for our student-athletes while also carrying out our broader academic, campus and community missions. I am delighted that we could coalesce so quickly around these priorities, which should provide us an effective platform for the successful stewardship of the conference in the years ahead.”
Syverud, the chancellor and president of Syracuse University, was appointed to those positions by the SU board of trustees in September of 2013. He assumed this leadership post in January of 2014.