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Krannert Executive Forum - Lynn Holzman

Lynn Holzman

Lynn Holzman

Vice President for Women's Basketball
NCAA

Veteran collegiate sports administrator Lynn Holzman returned to the NCAA as vice president of women’s basketball in February 2018 and is responsible for the strategic direction, oversight, operations and management of NCAA women’s basketball in Divisions I, II and III.  She serves as the primary liaison to the women’s basketball committees and provides strategic oversight of the site-selection process for each championship. 

Holzman joined the NCAA from the West Coast Conference, where she handled a number of leadership roles within the conference office, including executive senior associate commissioner/chief operating officer and senior associate commissioner of governance and administration, before being named West Coast commissioner in 2014.  Before her conference office tenure, she worked at the NCAA national office for 16 years, last serving as a director of academic and membership affairs from 2001 to 2012.

In 2017, Holzman was named the president-elect of Women Leaders in College Sports. Holzman earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Kansas State University where she was captain of the women's basketball team and a three-time Academic All-Big Eight Team member. She also earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University. Holzman was awarded the Big Eight Conference's Postgraduate Scholarship and is recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.