The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the entire Association and implements policies to resolve core issues, pursuant to its authority under the NCAA constitution and Bylaw 4.1.2(e). The Executive Committee along with the Division I Board, a body of presidents representing all of Division I, directed President Emmert to examine the circumstances surrounding the Penn State tragedy and, if appropriate, make recommendations regarding punitive and corrective measures.

As a result of information produced from the Sandusky criminal investigation and the Freeh Report, which Penn State commissioned and also agreed to its findings, it became obvious that the leadership failures at Penn State over an extended period of time directly violated Association bylaws and the NCAA Constitution relating to control over the athletic department, integrity and ethical conduct.

Link to NCAA Constitution References
Board Executive Committee Motion

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Executive Committee:
Stan L. Albrecht, Utah State University, Western Athletic Conference
Judy Genshaft, University of South Florida, Big East Conference
Thomas Haas, Grand Valley State University, Great Lakes intercollegiate Athletic Conference (DII)
William R. Harvey, Hampton University, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Nathan O. Hatch, Wake Forest University, Atlantic Coast Conference
David R. Hopkins, Wright State University, Horizon League
Sidney McPhee, Middle Tennessee State University, Sun Belt Conference
William A. Meehan, Jacksonville State University, Ohio Valley Conference
F. Ann Millner, Weber State University, Big Sky Conference
J. Patrick O'Brien, West Texas A&M University, Lone Star Conference (DII)
Jack R. Ohle, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (DIII)
Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina, Columbia, Southeastern Conference
John G. Peters, Northern Illinois University, Mid-American Conference
Edward Ray, Oregon State University, Pac-12 Conference
James Schmotter, Western Connecticut State University, Little East Conference (DIII)
Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State University, Big Ten Conference
Timothy P. White, University of California, Riverside, Big West Conference

Division I Board of Directors:
Stan L. Albrecht, Utah State University, Western Athletic Conference
Gene D. Block, University of California, Los Angeles, Pac-12 Conference
Rita Hartung Cheng, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Missouri Valley Conference
Judy Genshaft, University of South Florida, Big East Conference
Patrick T. Harker, University of Delaware, Colonial Athletic Conference
William R. Harvey, Hampton University, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Nathan O. Hatch, Wake Forest University, Atlantic Coast Conference
David R. Hopkins, Wright State University, Horizon League
David Leebron, Rice University, Conference USA
Sidney McPhee, Middle Tennessee State University, Sun Belt Conference
William A. Meehan, Jacksonville State University, Ohio Valley Conference
F. Ann Millner, Weber State University, Big Sky Conference
Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina, Columbia, Southeastern Conference
John Peters, Northern Illinois University, Mid-American Conference
Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State University, Big Ten Conference
David J. Skorton, Cornell University, The Ivy League
John D. Welty, California State University, Fresno, Mountain West Conference
Timothy P. White, University of California, Riverside, Big West Conference