Southeastern Conference Commissioner

Southeastern Conference Commissioner

Mike Slive

11.11.2009

Mike Slive

Mike Slive is the commissioner for the Southeastern Conference. Prior to joining the SEC, Slive was the Commissioner of Conference USA. He was named the first-ever Commissioner of the newly-formed league on April 24, 1995. Under his direction, Conference USA has quickly emerged as one of the nation's top conferences.

Presently, Slive is the chair of the first NCAA Infractions Appeals Committe and the National Letter of Intent Appeals Committee. He is also chair of the Board of Directors of NCAA Football USA and is the President of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA). Last month, he was named to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Marquette Sports Law Institute.

Slive was also on the NCAA Management Council from 1997-2002, serving on the Membership Subcommittee and the Subcommittee to Review Automatic Qualification.

The 61-year old Slive has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyers Association from 1997-2001 and was chair of the Division I-A Commissioners from 1999-2001. He also was a member of the NCAA Division I Working Group to Study Basketball Issues in 1998-99.

During the heart of college football season, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive visits the Clinton School to discuss the balancing of business and academics in today’s intercollegiate sports landscape. Under Slive’s leadership, the SEC recently inked a 15-year television deal with CBS and ESPN, making the league the most widely distributed conference on television in the nation. Off the field, Slive has worked to improve NCAA compliance in the conference through the SEC Task Force on Compliance and spearheaded the creation of the SEC Academic Consortium to foster academic cooperation among the schools. On the field, SEC schools have won 21 men’s and 23 women’s national titles since Slive’s arrival in 2002.