NCAA president Brand to speak on state of college athletics



Myles Brand, president of the NCAA, will deliver a talk at 4 p.m. Aug. 20 (Monday) in the Monogram Room of the Joyce Center at the University of Notre Dame.

TitledThe State of Collegiate Athletics in the 21st Century: Issues, Challenges and Expectations,the talk is an invitational event under the sponsorship of the Office of the President, Faculty Board on Athletics and Department of Athletics.

Brand became NCAA president in January 2003, the fourth chief executive officer in the associations history. He previously served from 1994 to 2002 as president of Indiana University and from 1989 to 1994 as president of the University of Oregon.

Trained as a philosopher, Brand has studied the nature of human action with a focus on intention, desire, belief and other cognitive states, as well as deliberation and practical reasoning, planning and general goal-directed activity. He earned his bachelors degree in philosophy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his doctorate from the University of Rochester.

Brand began his academic career at the University of Pittsburgh and also has served on the faculty and in administrative positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Arizona and Ohio State University. He was chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Universities in 1999-2000 and has served on the boards of the American Council on Education and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

Note to media: This talk is open to the news media. To confirm your attendance, please contact Dennis Brown at

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