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Broderick Elected Chair of Football Championship Subdivision Presidents Group

Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick was elected chair of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Presidents, it was announced last week during the FCS Summit in Frisco, Texas. The summit was held in conjunction with the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

Broderick, who succeeds Anne Millner of Weber State, will serve a two-year term as chair beginning in April.

The FCS Summit consisted of university presidents, athletic administrators and other key stakeholders intent on ensuring the future well-being of the NCAA's highest level of championship football.

Supported by the NCAA, the 13 Division I FCS conferences, NCAA Football, and NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) and its affiliated FCS Athletic Directors' Association, the FCS Summit focused on important issues related to the subdivision, including its championship playoff. The summit featured interactive sessions addressing presidential perspectives on the championship subdivision and the future of the NCAA Division I Football Championship.

"The FCS CEO group has taken the primary leadership role in the development of policies for FCS Football. What the group has been able to accomplish in just several short months since it was created this past summer has been significant," said Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Tom Yeager. "We are honored John has volunteered to take on this leadership role, which will be vitally important to the subdivision going forward."

This year's summit included a presidential panel discussion with NCAA President Mark Emmert, Weber State President Ann Millner, Jacksonville State President Bill Meehan, Coastal Carolina President David DeCenzo and Furman President Rod Smolla.

A review of the NCAA Football Championship also included Football Committee Chairman Jim O'Day of Montana, Greg Shaheen and Damani Leech from NCAA Championships and Alliances, and ESPN Vice President Carol Stiff.