C-USA commissioner steps down to take CFP position

Conference USA is now on the market when it comes to a new commissioner. It was announced on Thursday that Britton Banowsky would be stepping down from his long-tenured position to take a new one with the College Football Playoff Foundation.

Conference USA released a statement confirming Banowsky’s decision to step down. He will, however, keep his position until a new commissioner is named.

Per the release, “it is anticipated that the Board of Directors will conduct a special meeting to discuss the matter in September and at its regular meeting scheduled Oct. 25-26.” This means Banowsky will stay at his current position through the midpoint of the 2015 season. Banowsky talked about his time with the conference and was grateful for having the opportunity.

“My time with Conference USA has been an experience of a lifetime,” Banowsky said. “It has been an honor to serve these member institutions and this great conference, which is very well positioned for the future. The landscape has settled and these universities are all on the rise. They work very well together and the conference has tremendous leadership on each campus and within the conference office.”

Banowsky is not leaving college football altogether as he is leaving his post to take over as the executive director for the CFP Foundation. The CFP talhed about what the Foundation is putting their focus on for this season in a press release: “the Foundation, with its capstone project, Extra Yard for Teachers, honors, celebrates, inspires and empowers great teachers.” Banowsky’s role at the Foundation will be to enhance it and build sustainability.

We wish Banowsky all the best in his future endeavors. No John Laurianitis, this is not the time for People Power.

Thanks for a great thirteen years.

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