Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman has been selected to serve as the chairman of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors beginning at the close of the association's 2010 meeting.
His selection further bolsters the Big 12's national stature because he will also serve on the search committee which will select the new NCAA president to replace the late Myles Brand.
Perlman also serves as chairman of the Bowl Championship Series' Presidential Oversight Committee and is a member of the Big 12's board of directors.
He's clearly one of the most powerful people in college sports. And his stature should expand with his new responsibilities.
But even with all of his national stature and pull, he remains most remembered by Nebraska fans as the man who fired Steve Pederson in 2007. That move set the stage for the return of Tom Osborne to the school as athletic director and Bo Pelini's hiring as the Cornhuskers' football coach.