NCAA president Emmert stepping down
NCAA president Mark Emmert is stepping down from his position, NCAA board of governors chair John J. DeGioia announced Tuesday.
Emmert will continue to serve in his role until a new president is in place or until June 30, 2023.
"Throughout my tenure I've emphasized the need to focus on the experience and priorities of student-athletes," said Emmert. "I am extremely proud of the work of the Association over the last 12 years and especially pleased with the hard work and dedication of the national office staff here in Indianapolis."
News of Emmert's exit comes almost a year after the NCAA extended his contract through 2025.
The 69-year-old took over as NCAA president in November 2010 after acting as Washington's president since 2004. He previously held the chancellor position at LSU.
"With the significant transitions underway within college sports, the timing of this decision provides the Association with consistent leadership during the coming months plus the opportunity to consider what will be the future role of the president," said DeGioia. "It also allows for the selection and recruitment of the next president without disruption."