Mark Emmert | Class of 1971


Mark Emmert is the current NCAA President after a six year tenure as President of the University of Washington. In June 2004 UW Columns Magazine had this article including highlights from Dr. Emmert's time in Fife.

Here's an excerpt from his bio on the NCAA website:


Before the NCAA, Emmert was president of his alma mater, the University of Washington, beginning in 2004, and is also president emeritus at the school. During his tenure, the university rose to its standing as second among all public and private institutions in research funding, with $1.3 billion in annual grants and contracts. The university also completed a $2.6 billion fundraising campaign under his leadership.

Emmert has served in many capacities throughout his higher education career. His administrative appointments include chancellor of Louisiana State University (1999-2004), provost and chancellor of the University of Connecticut (1995-1999), provost and vice president for academic affairs at Montana State University-Bozeman (1992-1995) and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1985-1992). Emmert is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Emmert graduated from Washington with a degree in political science and has both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Emmert holds an honorary doctorate of humanities degree from Monmouth University and an honorary doctorate of laws degree from Molloy College. Emmert and his wife DeLaine have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Congratulations Dr. Emmert on all your accomplishments. We're proud to have given you your educational start! #TogetherWeAreFIFE