NCAA President Brand to Speak at Leadership Academy Event

The Carolina Leadership Academy will celebrate its first anniversary with a keynote address by NCAA President Myles Brand.

Brand’s address at 5 p.m. April 19 in the Koury Auditorium of the Kenan-Flagler Business School will be open to the public. Among the panelists in a discussion following the speech are Chancellor James Moeser, UNC System President Emeritus William Friday ’48 (LLB), ACC Commission John Swofford ’71 and UNC Athletics Director Dick Baddour’66.

The CLA is a comprehensive training program for athletes, coaches and athletic administrators. The program’s goal is to develop leadership.

Considered to be the first leadership development program of its kind in collegiate athletics, the CLA develops, challenges and supports athletes, coaches and staff in their quest for excellence in athletics, academics and other endeavors.

At Carolina, all first-year athletes participate in a program based on a dedication to embracing the culture of the University, respecting oneself and others, pursuing academic excellence, excelling athletically and developing the capacity to lead. For sophomores and juniors who choose to pursue additional leadership training, Carolina offers the Rising Stars Program. At the highest level of training, team captains and veterans are part of the Veterans Leaders Program, refining leadership skills as established leaders of their teams.

Brand, who heads a body that includes more than 1,000 member schools, has advocated educational reform and enrichment of the total collegiate experience for athletes. He was president of Indiana University and the University of Oregon for nearly 14 years.

He will speak about challenges facing intercollegiate athletics as well as the positive contributions that athletic programs make to university communities.

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