October 16, 2017
Donald M. Remy, executive vice president of law, policy and governance and chief legal officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will deliver Susquehanna University's 2017 Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lecture in Ethics on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The event, which will be held in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art, is free and open to the public.
In his lecture, Sports Ethics: The Risk of Getting It Wrong, Remy will draw from his experience at the NCAA. He serves as a key legal, policy and strategic advisor to the NCAA president, members of the senior management group and the divisional governance cabinets, committees and boards. He is involved in crafting and advocating appropriate policy positions on various issues including academics, amateurism, athletics competition, and health and safety.
Before joining the NCAA, Remy was a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP. He also held high-level positions in the government and corporate environment, including deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice and assistant to the general counsel of the U.S. Army.
Remy received a bachelor's degree in political science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and a juris doctorate from the Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
The Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics annually brings distinguished scholars and leaders to campus to address a topic of current, vital interest and importance in the field of ethics. The goal of the program is to highlight ethical issues across disciplines and encourage thought and exploration of these issues among students, faculty and the community.