Big Ten Conference Announces Officers for 2008-09 Academic Year

July 1, 2008

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced today the new officers of the Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) for the 2008-09 academic year, effective on July 1.

Richard Herman, Chancellor at the University of Illinois, will serve as Chair of the COP/C. Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon has been named First Vice Chair and Michael McRobbie, Indiana University President, will serve as Second Vice Chair. These three individuals also serve as the Executive/Compensation Committee for the Big Ten Conference.

Along with the three university representatives, Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany is an officer of the COP/C, along with Associate Commissioner Carol Iwaoka, who serves as the Council's Secretary, and Deputy Commissioner Brad Traviolia, who is the Council's Treasurer.