According to a statement from Michigan State University, Athletic Director Mark Hollis was  selected to be the First Vice Chair of LEAD1, formerly known as the D1A Athletic Directors’ Association.

LEAD1 represents all 129 ADs from the NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and influence rules and help develop a better future for college athletics.

Hollis is the current chair of the NCAA Men’s Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, Hollis is in his ninth year leading the MSU Athletics Department. In 2012 Hollis was named Athletic Director of the Year by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

Hollis will assume the Chairmanship of LEAD1 on July 1, 2017