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Encyclopedia > Myles Brand
NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand

Myles Brand (May 17, 1942 - ) is president of the United States' National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and prior to that served as the sixteenth president of Indiana University. Image File history File links Mbrand. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...

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Born May 17, 1942, Brand earned his Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1964, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester in 1967. While in college he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity. Prior to serving at Indiana University, Brand was president at the University of Oregon from 1989 to 1994. Brand's other administrative posts include provost and vice president for academic affairs, Ohio State University, 1986-89; coordinating dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arizona, 1985-86; dean, faculty of social and behavioral sciences, University of Arizona, 1983-86; director, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona, 1982-85; head, department of philosophy, University of Arizona, 1981-83; chairman, department of philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1972-80. He began his career in the department of philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1967-72. May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a coeducational private university in Troy, New York, near Albany, founded in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... The University of Rochester (UR) is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian research university located in Rochester, New York. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is currently the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up fraternity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public, state-supported research university. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Tenure at Indiana University

Brand was president from 1994 through 2002 of Indiana University, a nine-campus institution of higher education with nearly 100,000 students, 17,000 employees and a budget of $3.4 billion. Brand oversaw the largest single privatization effort in the institution's history - the consolidation of the IU Medical Center Hospitals and Methodist Hospital to form Clarian Health Partners. He initiated an innovative marketing plan designed to more effectively tell the story of Indiana University's first-class programs and educational opportunities. He helped Indiana University become a national leader in information technology, and he led the largest and most successful endowment campaign in the university's history. Brand was also instrumental in initiating the Central Indiana Life Sciences project, with IU in the leadership role. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...


At IU, Brand was known as a dedicated advocate for the university, often working 6 1/2 days a week. He was seen by some as serious and outspoken -- not a gladhander -- and by others as aggressive and aloof -- not open to discussion. Some faculty criticized his priorities, saying he let the administration grow too large and too many top professors leave. And they felt he allowed the quality of the institution to slip, as evidenced by lower academic qualifications for the freshman class. Others said he left behind a stronger university than when he arrived. Enrollment, research funds, private donations and faculty salaries all went up under his tenure.


Brand may be best known for firing IU's legendary men's basketball coach Bobby Knight in 2000. Reactions to the firing were varied; public opinion was split evenly with strong feelings one way or the other among virtually everyone. The night of the firing an angry crowd of thousands of IU students converged outside Brand's Bloomington home, the Bryan House, to protest. He was burned in effigy and police escorted Brand and his wife to a safer location. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Bob Knight Robert Montgomery (Bobby or Bob) Knight (born October 25, 1940 in Massillon, Ohio, USA), known as The General, is the head mens basketball coach at Texas Tech University. ... The Bryan House The Bryan House is the traditional home of the president of Indiana University (IU) in the center of the Bloomington camus of the university. ... The effigy of John Gower in Southwark Cathedral, London. ...


Despite his effectiveness as a leader and fundraiser, Brand's firing of Bob Knight caused the president's popularity among students and alumni to wane. [1] But Brand's tough stand against Knight and what he believed was a false perception that the university valued athletics over academics garnered praise among others. Brand would quickly become the model for "proper" college priorities on academics and reigning in the "big business" of college athletics. [2] One of his most notable and nationally acclaimed speeches was to the National Press Club in 2001, entitled, "Academics First: Reforming Intercollegiate Athletics." Here, he underscored the need for the academic community to acknowledge and address the disparities that exist between intercollegiate athletics and the true mission of higher education. The National Press Club is an association of journalists based in Washington, DC. It is well-known for its gatherings with invited speakers, including many presidential candidates and other influential politicians. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


NCAA Leadership

In 2002, roughly two years following the firing of Bob Knight, Brand left Indiana University to become president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, located in Indianapolis. Brand took the helm of the NCAA during a time when it was criticized for not valuing academics and education. Brand, a former college president and academic, was expected to bring new priorities to an institution previously governed by Cedric Dempsey, whose background was that of an athlete, coach and athletic administrator. Brand vowed to improve the overall experience for student-athletes, helping them attain both an education and increasing postgraduate opportunities. In a speech to the National Press Club, Brand said that "intercollegiate athletics can be a vital force in America's culture, exemplifying the positive spirit and values of our way of life," but he also expressed his strong belief "that academics must come first." For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... The National Press Club is an association of journalists based in Washington, DC. It is well-known for its gatherings with invited speakers, including many presidential candidates and other influential politicians. ...


Brand has warned that the "arms race" among upper-echelon schools is the biggest dilemma confronting the NCAA's future success. "This spiraling of success demanding even more success has good people of noble intentions chasing both the carrot and their tails," he said.


Under his tenure the NCAA Executive Committee decided not to conduct championships on the campuses of member institutions where the use of nicknames and mascots representing American Indians is considered hostile and abusive. Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ...


The State of North Dakota is suing the NCAA because of this decision which has negatively impacted the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. In the courtroom, The State of North Dakota won an injunction against the NCAA which allows the Fighting Sioux to proudly continue using the Fighting Sioux name and logo until the lawsuit is settled. The decision by the NCAA Executive Committee has not applied the hostile and abusive language consistently and many have called the NCAA hypocrites for continuing their relationship with Pontiac as a sponsor since Pontiac is a Native American name. The NCAA also has allowed the Florida State University Seminoles to keep their name even though a student dressed as a Native American on a horse throws a burning spear into the ground while fans do the tomahawk chop at football games. The NCAA Executive Committee has decided this is not hostile and abusive since FSU has a financial agreement with a Seminole tribe to use the name.


External links

  • Entrance interview: Q&A with Myles Brand
  • Ethics in Sport Radio interview
Preceded by
Thomas Ehrlich
President of Indiana University
1994 – 2002
Succeeded by
Adam Herbert

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Myles Brand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (758 words)
Myles Brand (1942 -) is president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and prior to that served as the sixteenth president of Indiana University.
Brand was president from 1994 through 2002 of Indiana University, an eight-campus institution of higher education with nearly 100,000 students, 17,000 employees and a budget of $3.4 billion.
Brand, a former college president and academic, was expected to bring new priorities to an institution previously governed by Cedric Dempsey, whose background was that of an athlete, coach and athletic administrator.
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