The Atlantic 10 Conference on Monday delivered a vote of confident to commissioner Bernadette McGlade. She received a contract extension through the 2023-24 academic year.

This is the third A-10 extension for McGlade, hired as the league’s commissioner in 2008. McGlade is the longest tenured female commissioner in the 32 Division I conferences. The A-10 includes VCU, the University of Richmond and George Mason.

“She has kept the A-10 at the forefront of national issues, while enhancing the strengths that embody what the conference was founded on — high-level academics and nationally competitive athletics,” Saint Joseph’s President Mark C. Reed, who serves as chairman of the A-10 Presidents’ Council, said in a league release.

McGlade currently serves on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee, which oversees the NCAA tournament and determines which schools receive at-large invitations. McGlade is the fifth woman to serve on the men’s committee. She served as chair of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee in 1999 and 2000.

McGlade is a graduate of North Carolina, where she was women’s basketball standout, and former coach of the Georgia Tech women’s program. McGlade, a native of Gloucester City, N.J., also spent 11 years at the Atlantic Coast Conference as senior associate commissioner.

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