Northwood Professor Ken Wang Selected to NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee

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He will begin his term of service September 1.
Professor Weikang Ken Wang.

Professor Weikang Ken Wang.

May 10, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University Professor Weikang “Ken” Wang was recently selected to the NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee and will begin his term of service September 1.

The purpose of the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee is to facilitate communication and understanding between the NCAA, the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) and the national governing bodies. The committee will also strive to provide education to the USOC, national governing bodies and student-athletes regarding NCAA rules and regulations as they apply to world-class athletes.

Professor Wang has experience as an executive for two multi-billion-dollar global companies in China and also worked for both U.S. and Chinese Olympic committees. He comments, “I feel honored to be a member of this NCAA association-wide committee.”

Wang earned a B.A. in English from Anhui University in China, a M.S. degree in physical education from Washington State University and a M.B.A. from Henderson State University in Arkansas. He is currently a professor of international business, management and marketing as well as the faculty athletic representative (FAR) at Northwood.

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