The McCormack Department of Sport Management at Isenberg is proud to welcome Mike Slive as our spring 2014 McCormack Executive-in-Residence. Mike Slive is the Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, one of the most dominant conferences in college athletics. During Slive’s tenure, the SEC has achieved tremendous comprehensive athletic success, claiming 62 national championships in 16 of 21 league sponsored sports, including 8 BCS crowns. The conference is currently preparing for the August 2014 launch of the SEC Network – a multi-platform television and digital network created through a partnership with ESPN.
Since Slive has been at the SEC, he has served as coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series (2006-08), and chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee (2008-09). In 2002-03, Slive served on the Commission of Athletic Opportunity, set up by the U.S. Secretary of Education to review the workings of Title IX. Slive was instrumental in the development of the new College Football Playoff, which will begin with the 2014-15 season. He served as president of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) from 2001-03, was also on the NCAA Management Council from 1997-2004 and is the former chair of the Board of Directors of NCAA Football USA. Slive was the first commissioner of Conference USA from 1995-2002 and was the first commissioner of the Great Midwest Conference upon its founding in 1991.
His presentation is entitled “The Golden Age of the Southeastern Conference: The Intersection of Preparation & Opportunity,” which he will present on Wednesday, April 16th in Mahar Auditorium at 7:30-8:30pm