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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to follow Mark Emmert as NCAA president

The NCAA has found a prominent politician to succeed Mark Emmert.

The NCAA announced Thursday that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) will be its next president. Baker’s term as governor is up in January and he will take over in March.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is leadership?
  2. Why is leadership important in sports and entertainment?
  3. What responsibilities do you think are required of leadership in the NCAA?
  4. Who will be the new NCAA president?
  5. Why do you think the organization selected Mr. Baker as the new president?
  6. What qualifications do you think the job requires?
  7. What are some characteristics of a good leader?
  8. Who is Mark Emmert?
  9. What is a legacy?
  10. How do you think sports fans might view Mr. Emmert’s legacy as president of the NCAA?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.