Big 12 Rolls Out First-Ever Alumni Council Featuring Representatives From Every Member

Jul 10, 2024, 10:56 AM

LAS VEGAS – Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark announced during his day one address the addition of an “Alumni Council” in an effort to marry the “old school” with the “new school”.

“The Big 12 Conference is home to thousands of student-athlete alumni who have had great success on and off the field following their time on campus,” said Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark. “As we enter into a new chapter as a 16-team league, the insights and perspectives of the Big 12 Alumni Council will be an incredible resource.”

Each school has one male and one female former student-athlete representing the interests of each member institution for a total of 32 Alumni Council members.

Who Are The Representatives In The Big 12 Alumni Council?

Arizona Richard Jefferson
Arizona Jennie Finch
Arizona State Lawrence Guy
Arizona State Briann January
Baylor Whitney Canion
Baylor Robert Griffin III
BYU Steve Young
BYU Ashley Hatch
UCF Tacko Fall
UCF Shaquem Griffin
Cincinnati Jordan Thompson
Cincinnati Kevin Youkilis
Colorado Joel Klatt
Colorado Shelley Sheetz
Houston Andre Ware
Houston Natara Holloway Branch
Iowa State Ashley Joens
Iowa State Georges Niang
Kansas Wayne Simien
Kansas Lynette Woodard
Kansas State Kindred Wesemann Orpin
Kansas State Tyler Lockett
Oklahoma State Tiffany Bias Patmon
Oklahoma State Brandon Weeden
TCU Marshall Newhouse
TCU Zahna Medley Kindred
Texas Tech Cody Campbell
Texas Tech Carolyn Thompson
Utah Stevenson Sylvester
Utah Charmelle Green
West Virginia Georgeann Wells
West Virginia Mike Gansey

The council will officially begin duties in August of this year when the Big 12 officially becomes a conference of 16. Yormark along with VP of Communications & Strategy Clark Williams will oversee the council and their meetings.

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Big 12 Rolls Out First-Ever Alumni Council Featuring Representatives From Every Member