Livingstone stated that it was an honor to be picked by the board to serve as group leader at such a significant juncture in collegiate sports history. “We are at a turning point when we have the chance to reshape the Association and steer clear of the changes happening in all three divisions. The NCAA is now conducting a search for its new leader. This smaller board’s work will be essential in establishing how we should proceed.”
President Livingstone’s leadership has given her and Baylor the chance to participate in the national dialogue about higher education and intercollegiate athletics. She has emerged as one of the country’s most recognized voices for American higher education and the role of faith-based colleges. One of the nine members of the Board who could vote was President Livingstone.