Megan Kahn has been named Vice President of Women’s Basketball for the Big Ten, the conference announced Thursday.

The creation of the position was announced in October at the conference’s combined Basketball Media Days in Indianapolis. It’s the first senior-level position in the conference dedicated specifically to growing women’s basketball.

“Megan has been a leader and innovator in women’s college basketball for many years,” said Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren in a release. “She has an extraordinary amount of experience in various roles and has developed a wide network of strong relationships in the women’s basketball community. Her ability to work collaboratively, while also thinking creatively and strategically, will be a tremendous asset to the Big Ten Conference and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Big Ten family.”

Primarily, Khan will be tabbed with “developing cohesive strategy to strengthen, enhance and expand the Big Ten women’s basketball operations, brand and strategic initiatives.”

As part of her new role, Khan will serve as the liaison to head coaches and campus administrators as well as Big Ten Network and other national television partners. Additionally, she will assist in the development of conference scheduling and in coordinating all day-to-day women’s basketball operations.

“I am excited and energized to take on this new role as the Big Ten’s first Vice President of Women’s Basketball,” Kahn said. “Big Ten women’s basketball is trending in an extremely positive direction, making this an ideal time to join our student-athletes, coaches, fans and the whole Big Ten community in taking our sport to new heights. We are at a critical inflection point nationally, not only in women’s basketball, but when it comes to gender equity as a whole and I believe the Big Ten is uniquely positioned to make impactful change in this area in the future.”

Khan most recently worked at WeCOACH, a non-profit committed to the educational and professional development of women’s coaches across all sports and levels. There, she served as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to WeCOACH, Khan served as both an assistant and associate commissioner at the Atlantic 10 Conference from 2008-12 where she supervised all of the conference’s women’s basketball operations.