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NCAA Names New Policy Chief

Grapevine, Tex. — Donald M. Remy, the NCAA’s top lawyer, will move into the NCAA president’s innermost cabinet with the retirement this week of the association’s chief of policy.

Mr. Remy, who joined the NCAA two years ago and played a key role in the Penn State discussions, will join James L. Isch, the chief operating officer, as the other member of Mark Emmert’s executive team.

With the move, Mr. Remy will assume responsibility for NCAA policy and governance issues, in addition to his legal duties, and report directly to the president. His new title is executive vice president for law, policy, and governance. He remains the organization’s chief legal officer.

The change comes as the NCAA faces a number of high-profile lawsuits, including cases involving brain injuries, employment grievances, and former players’ rights to earn money from the commercial use of their likenesses.

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