NCAA zeroed upon Baker for the post because of his strong credentials in politics and policy.
Baker succeeds Mark Allen Emmert who will remain in an advisory role until June.
The NCAA Board of Governors and TurnkeyZRG carried out an inclusive and thorough search.
Baker's sports background will be instrumental in building a sustainable model for the future of college athletics.
The Massachusetts Governor would end his term as Massachusetts Governor on 5th January 2023.