Pac-12 CEO Group approves elimination of intraconference transfer rule & increased student-athlete involvement in Conference governance
SAN FRANCISCO – Supporting recommendations from the Pac-12 Council, the Conference’s CEO Group approved a number of measures at its annual spring meeting on Monday. Among the actions taken by the presidents and chancellors of Pac-12 institutions were votes to provide student-athletes enhanced flexibility in deciding where to study and compete, and to increase their involvement in the Pac-12’s official governance process.
“The Pac-12 mission is to develop the next generation of leaders in academics and athletics,” said Michael Schill, Pac-12 CEO Group Chair and University of Oregon President. “Providing student-athletes with more flexibility in choosing their path and greater representation in the Pac-12 governance process strengthens our commitment to achieving that mission.”
In October of 2015, the Pac-12 became the first major conference to formally integrate the student-athlete perspective into its formal governance process with the addition of SALT to the Pac-12 Council, which also includes Athletics Directors, Faculty Athletics Representatives and Senior Woman Administrators.