George E. Killian

Class of 2000

  • Served as president of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) between 1990-98
  • Involvement in international basketball includes being a member of FIBA’s central board since 1980 and serving as vice president of FIBA (1980-88); Pan American Basketball Federation (COPABA) president (1983-87), vice president (1979-83) and treasurer (1987-present); and president of ABAUSA (1976-80)
  • Has been a member of numerous USA Basketball committees and has been a member of its board of directors since 1974
  • Has also been a member of the International Olympic Committee and the board of directors of the U.S. Olympic Committee
  • Received the Olympic Order, the highest honor bestowed by the International Olympic Committee, in 1996
  • Has served as the first and only executive director of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) since 1969
  • Was instrumental in overseeing the birth of the first collegiate women’s division in 1975
  • Was named the 1998 recipient of the Edward S. Steitz Award, given annually by USA Basketball to an individual for outstanding contributions to international basketball
  • Also received the John W. Bunn Award in 1989