Mr. Gilleran is the Executive Director of the Santa Clara
University Institute for Sports Law and Ethics. Mike previously
served as the commissioner of the West Coast Conference, and has
spent over 30 years in the industry of intercollegiate athletics.
Mike was a member of the NCAA Enforcement Department from 1976 to
1984, joined the WCC in 1984, and retired in June 2008 after more
than 24 years as commissioner. Mike attended Seattle University on
a basketball scholarship and graduated from SU with a B.A. in
Journalism in 1971. Mike graduated from law School (Seattle
University) in 1975, passed the Washington State Bar Exam, and
spent a season playing professional basketball in France prior to
joining the NCAA. He has been involved in virtually every aspect of
intercollegiate athletics administration and teaches the Sports Law
class at the San Francisco Campus.