Alumni Hall of Fame

Myles N. Brand
Myles N. Brand
Inducted September 2003

Myles N. Brand

Class of 1964
Leader in Higher Education

With degrees in philosophy, Myles Brand entered academia as a professor, gradually moving his role to administrator. Yet even as president of one of America’s prestigious universities, he continued to teach.

He served as chair of philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago, elevating the department’s rank to among the top 10 in the nation. He then served as dean of arts and sciences at the University of Arizona, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Ohio State University, and president of the University of Oregon before gaining national recognition as president of Indiana University, 1994 to 2002.

He is credited with guiding Indiana toward a balance between teaching and research that stood out among its peer schools. A former chair of the American Association of Universities, he sparked media attention and healthy national debate about the role of athletics in higher education during his presidency at Indiana.

In 2003, Brand was named president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.