Washington State Athletic Director Pat Chun was appointed to the NCAA Division 1 council last week and began his four year term on July 1st. The group is responsible for the day-to-day decision making for the NCAA.
The council is made up of athletic directors, athletics administrators, senior women administrators, athletic representatives, and student athletes from all of the Division 1 conferences. He joins Rick George, the Athletic Director at Colorado, as the representatives of the Pac-12.
The @NCAA has appointed WSU Director of Athletics @pat_chun to its Division I Council.— Washington State Athletics (@WSUCougars) July 6, 2020
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Chun is not new to being on boards and committees as he served on the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, NCAA Baseball Rules Committee, co-chair on the Pac-12 Social Justice and Anti-Racism Advisory Group, and serves as a member of the NCAA Pathways program. He also works closely with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Black Student-Athlete Association at Washington State.
Chun said, “It’s an honor to be selected to the NCAA Division 1 Council and represent the tremendous membership of the Pac-12 Conference, it’s student-athletes and coaches.”
Washington State President Kirk Shultz added “Pat has established himself as a true leader within collegiate athletics, not only guiding our athletic department, but at the conference and national levels as well... He has instituted impactful programming for Cougar student-athletes in the areas of mental health, diversity, equity, and inclusion, serving as an advocate for the student-athletes.”
Last year, he was named the 2019 Under Armor Athletic Director of the Year - the first for a Washington State Athletic Director.
Pat Chun named to NCAA Division 1 Council
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has appointed Washington State University Director of Athletics Pat Chun to its Division I Council. Chun’s four-year appointment began July 1, 2020.
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