Per a conference press release, the Pac-12 has made a decision to lock up current conference commissioner Larry Scott. Scott now has a contract to remain commissioner through 2016, with options to add additional years. He took over his positions in 2009 and has since done very big things for the athletic conference.
During his first two years, Scott orchestrated a rebranding of the Conference with messages of innovation, excellence, and the advantages of West Coast location at its core, and led it through expansion for the first time since 1978. His leadership efforts helped deliver equal revenue sharing for the first time in Conference history, secure a landmark media rights agreement with FOX and ESPN and led to the creation of the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Digital Network. Most recently, Scott has developed a globalization initiative that will allow the Conference to pursue new frontiers for the member institutions. The initiative has started with the Pac-12 exploring athletic, academic and cultural exchanges in China.
He is the sixth commissioner of the conference, which changed its name from the Pac-10 to the Pac-12 last year when they added Utah and Colorado to the conference. Arizona State University and the University of Arizona are part of the conference.
He previously served six years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour (Women's Tennis Association), where he helped generate unprecedented growth and popularity for women's professional tennis on a global scale.