A Tribute to Former Knight Commission Chairman Thomas K. Hearn

We are deeply saddened by the news that our friend and colleague Thomas K. Hearn passed away yesterday at his home in Winston-Salem. Hearn was a founding member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and served as the Commission’s chairman in 2005 and 2006. Recognized as one of the nation’s top university presidents during his 22-year tenure leading Wake Forest University, Dr. Hearn’s consistent, strong voice on the core values that should shape college sports were instrumental to the Knight Commission’s agenda. A tribute to Tom Hearn is posted on the Wake Forest University Web site— http://www.wfu.edu/wowf/2008/20080818.hearn.html