Published: Aug 18, 2010 3:38 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 12:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft has been elected chairwoman of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.

The 18-member board, which is made up of university presidents and chancellors, unanimously selected Genshaft at a meeting Friday. According to a release from USF, Genshaft will take up her new responsibilities in October and serve through April 2012.

Representing the Big East Conference, Genshaft has been a board member since 2009. She was named president of USF in 2000. She served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albany and spent 16 years in various positions at Ohio State.

Genshaft holds degrees in social work, psychology and counseling from Wisconsin and Kent State.