Sajak served as vice chair on the board for 15 years, despite not having a degree at Hilldale. He attended Columbia College Chicago, a private, nonprofit college specializing in creative arts and media.
Broadbeck simply said he is stepping down because it is time to do so.
“I don’t want to be in the way,” he said. “It’s time for me to go and let Pat have this opportunity and I can do it knowing he will fulfill his duty well.”
Sajak said the chairman honor is one that is “at the top of my list.”
“Pat is a man of calm and steady judgment, possessed also of a wicked wit,” Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn said in a statement. “He is a man of selfless service, famous and yet not interested in celebrity, hilarious and yet serious. He knows the purposes of the college and is devoted to them.”