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GSM Live: Journey to the Top - Race, Gender & the Athletic Director

 BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16: The red seat, which celebrates the longest home run hit in Fenway Park by Ted Williams, in the bleachers on April 16, 2020. Fenway Park in Boston remains closed during the coronavirus emergency. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston G

Global Sport Matters Live will be held on Friday, May 14th at 11AM (Pacific) / 2PM (Eastern). RSVP HERE

Higher education is an environment ripe for discovery, new knowledge, and innovation. However, the role of Athletic Director at university levels still reflects the commonly seen disparities between representation of race, gender, experience, and perhaps most ironically - education level. Beyond Black and White, what are the underlying factors for the still murky ‘pipeline’ to administrative leadership in American college sport? In the latest field study report from the Global Sport Institute, research reveals that much like coaching, the diversity at the top is still very monochromatic and that more often than not, non-white athletic directors hold higher degrees in education than their white counterparts. 

On the next Global Sport Matters Live, we ask experts from predominantly white institutions and historically black colleges and universities to shed some light on the pathways into the position and what opportunities look like, and what the role of the Athletic Director demands in a pandemic (and post-pandemic) world.

Event Details:
Friday, May 14th
Time: 11AM - 12PM (Pacific) / 2PM - 3PM (Eastern)


Jody Conradt | Former Women's Basketball Coach at UT Arlington 1973-76, Former Women’s AD 1992-2001 at University of Texas and Chair of Diversity Equity and Inclusion at UT.

Dr. Brandon Martin | Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics at University of Missouri-Kansas City and Co-Chair of the Black AD Alliance

China Jude, Ed.D | Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Denver Broncos Football Club, Former Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration/Senior Woman Administrator at University of Wyoming

Herb Courtney II | CEO of Renaissance Search & Consulting 

Stan Johnson | President and founder of Stan Johnson & Associates & Executive Director of Minority Opportunities Athletic Association

Led by:
Scott Brooks, PhD |
Director of Research for the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University

Photo credit: Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Event Type: 
Global Sport Conversation Series
Other Global Sport Events
May 14, 2021


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