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Martin Jarmond assumed the role of UCLA’s Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics on July 1, 2020, becoming the ninth athletic director in school history. Jarmond came to UCLA from Boston College where he served as the school’s Director of Athletics for three years. Jarmond was the youngest athletic director among the Power Five conferences and the first African American athletic director in Boston Colle history. During his time at Boston College, he orchestrated their first-ever strategic plan and athletics-only capital campaign. He also brought new ventures to campus like a student-athlete fueling station, a program for first generation student-athletes, and a fan council focused on improving the atmosphere and fan experience. Prior to joining Boston College, Jarmond was the deputy director of athletics at Ohio State University (2009-2017) and the associate athletic director at Michigan State University (2003–2009).
Jarmond recently served on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee and is on the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors. In 2017 and 2019, he was named to Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. Jarmond holds both a M.B.A. and a master's in sports administration from Ohio University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he was a two-time captain for men’s basketball team and the team to the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance in 2000.