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NCAA Selects 11-Year Veteran Jim Isch As Interim President
Published September 22, 2009
|NCAA Selects Isch
As Interim President
ISCH'S BACKGROUND: Isch is an NCAA veteran, having joined college sports' governing body in '98 and most recently serving as CFO and Senior VP/Administration. He previously worked as a high-ranking administrator and financial chief at Arkansas, Montana State and Kansas State, his alma mater. While the 59-year-old Isch has mostly kept a low profile at the NCAA, his role has become more visible in recent years as increased spending in college athletics has become more of a lightning-rod issue. He played a lead role in the NCAA's creation of dashboard indicators, a method of data collection that allows universities to accurately compare their athletic revenue and spending with other schools.
NO NEW INFORMATION ON SEARCH: Adams offered little information on the Exec Committee's search for the next president, saying the committee is scheduled to meet on October 29. "We will have a broad, open, national search for anyone who wishes to apply," Adams said. The NCAA's Exec Committee is made up of presidents, chancellors and athletic directors.
|•||NCAA title: Interim President, CFO, SVP/Administration|
|•||Joined NCAA: 1998|
|•||Previous jobs: 1994-98 -- Vice chancellor/finance, administration, Univ. of Arkansas; 1986-94 -- VP/administration, Montana State Univ.; 1977-86 -- Assistant VP/budgets, other roles, Kansas State Univ.|
|•||Education: bachelors, doctorate, Kansas State Univ.; MBA, Boston Univ.|