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East Lansing — Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis confirmed on Tuesday that he has resigned his position as first vice chair of LEAD1, formerly known as the D1A Athletic Directors’ Association.

Hollis said the decision was made so he could focus on his duties at Michigan State.

He was appointed to the position in October and was set to become chairman in July, succeeding Jack Swarbrick, the vice president and director of athletics at Notre Dame.

LEAD1 is an association representing the 129 ADs from the NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools, which are located in 44 states across America. Essential to the LEAD1 mission are influencing how the rules of college sports are enacted and implemented, advocating for the future of college athletics, and providing various services to the members, ranging from professional development to pooled purchasing arrangements.

Hollis will continue his role this season as chairman of the NCAA men’s basketball committee.