Myles Brand, president of the National Collegiate Athletics Association, testifies about performance enhancing drugs in sports before the House Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 27, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Myles Brand, the President of the NCAA died Wednesday at age 67 from pancreatic cancer, the NCAA reported on its website.

Brand died at his home in Indianapolis. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2008 and announced his condition in January at the NCAA convention.

He was the first university president to serve as the Association's chief executive since 2003. The NCAA is the largest governing body for college sports.

Brand is survived by his wife Peggy and one son Joshua.