SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College President Nayef Samhat has been appointed to the NCAA Board of Governors, representing the Southern Conference.

He currently serves on the Division I Board of Directors of the association.

“The experience of the student-athlete is important to us at Wofford College, as it is throughout the NCAA,” Samhat says. “I am honored to have a role in making that experience the best it can be through the NCAA Board of Governors and the Division I Board of Directors.”

The Board of Governors is the highest governance body of the NCAA and is composed of institutional chief executive officers that oversee association-wide issues. The board is charged with ensuring that each division operates consistently with the basic purposes, fundamental policies and general principles of the NCAA.

The Division I Board of Directors, which emphasizes the student-athlete voice in its decision-making, includes 20 presidents, a student-athlete, faculty representative, athletics director and female administrator.

The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. The association includes 1,117 colleges and universities, 100 athletics conferences and 40 affiliated sports organizations.

Wofford participates in the NCAA Division I with 19 athletics teams.