Career Athletics Administrator
National Advisory Board, National Board of Directors
Bob Bowlsby is a career athletics administrator having served three institutions in the role of Director of Athletics (Northern Iowa, The University of Iowa and Stanford University). For the past ten years Bowlsby has served as Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, retiring in July of 2022. Bowlsby also served two terms as a member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors.
Bob Bowlsby has served in dozens of volunteer roles within higher education and the NCAA. He has served several governmental appointments and has led many professional organizations. In 2002 Bowlsby was named the National Athletics Director of the Year and is a member of the boards of several national sports organizations. Additionally Bowlsby has been elected to multiple Halls of Fame.