Commissioner,, BIG EAST Conference
Val is the Commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference, a U. S. Division I intercollegiate athletics conference featuring ten nationally prominent colleges and universities. She previously served as the founding President of the WNBA and is a past President of USA Basketball, which oversees the U. S men's and women's Olympic basketball program. She was the U. S. representative to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) for eight years. She is a 1981 graduate of the University of Virginia and received her law degree from UCLA in 1985.