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Statement by The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors

May 29, 2020


Statement by The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors

As a conference representing thousands of students, faculty, and staff from all walks of life, we are committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and respect in our campus communities. Acts of racism and violence, no matter their origin or target, contradict this core commitment we share within the Big 12 Conference. Recent incidents of racial violence underscore the need for us and for all Americans to join together in addressing matters of racism and injustice in a united, meaningful way.


Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
Baylor University

Wendy Wintersteen, President
Iowa State University

Douglas A. Girod, M.D.
University of Kansas

Richard B. Myers, President
Kansas State University

Joseph Harroz, Jr., President
The University of Oklahoma

V. Burns Hargis, President
Oklahoma State University

Victor J. Boschini, Jr., Chancellor
Texas Christian University

Jay Hartzell, President ad interim
The University of Texas at Austin

Lawrence Schovanec, President
Texas Tech University

E. Gordon Gee, President
West Virginia University