The Southeastern Conference named its heir, announcing that Greg Sankey would become the eighth commissioner of the conference. Replacing the retiring Mike Slive, who will be leaving in July, Sankey has served as Executive Associate Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for the league office since 2012.
“The universities of the SEC represent the greatest combination of academic and athletic excellence and I am honored to be selected to follow Mike Slive as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference,” Sankey said. “The SEC is poised to make a difference in the lives of student-athletes for generations to come. We must ensure that the lessons they learn from their achievements in competition and in the classroom translate into success in life after college.”