by TD Staff ReporterAugust 5, 2021
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It was announced Thursday that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the conference through 2026. Per SEC Sports:
Sankey's contract extension, approved by the Conference's Presidents and Chancellors, continues a role he began on June 1, 2015, when he became the eighth Commissioner of the SEC.
"College athletics is in the midst of a transformational period, and the SEC is fortunate to have a highly impactful leader to guide us forward at this critical time in our history," said Jere Morehead, President of the University of Georgia and current President of the SEC. "He has effectively introduced change and advancement for the conference while respecting the institutional traditions that make the SEC unique. His leadership and ability to foster collaboration through the COVID-19 pandemic helped establish a framework for all of college sports, and those leadership skills will be critical as we move forward with change in the years ahead."
Now in his seventh year as Commissioner of the SEC, Sankey has successfully promoted a collaborative culture in the Conference in the midst of the highly competitive environment that is college sports.
"I am grateful for the support of the SEC's presidents and chancellors, and for the continuing opportunity to serve our universities while supporting the student-athletes of the Southeastern Conference," said Sankey. "We are in the midst of a time of change for college athletics, and I look forward to working with the SEC's campus leaders to identify a path forward that will sustain the incredible success of our Conference and provide opportunities for young people to grow academically and challenge themselves athletically."
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