The Culture Of Sports: Discussing Leadership With Six Women Of Color ADs

July 16th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates
The Culture Of Sports: Discussing Leadership With Six Women Of Color ADs
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CollegeAD’s Jonathan Yates recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion with six women of color all of whom have or currently serve their department as director of atheltics. Joining Yates as part of The Culture of Sports are UC Riverside AD Tamica Smith Jones, University of D.C. athletic director Patricia Thomas, former Keene State AD and current Dartmouth SWA Kristene Kelly, Lafayette College AD Sherryta Freeman, former Winston-Salem State AD Tanya Walker, and Wyoming senior associate AD and SWA China Jude. As part of the panel, the six women discuss their personal journeys that led them to their current roles as well as student-athlete development, experience, and several other topics. Below you can find the highlights along with the topics being discussed.

04:27 Athletic Development and raising money for your institution

14:06 the importance of athletics and sport can bring a community together

23:14 The panels personal journey and your professional story as a woman of color athletic director

34:15 Understanding the importance of compliance and relaying that to student-athletes

37:37 Helping student-athletes prepare for life after atheltics

Jonathan Yates About Jonathan Yates
Jonathan Yates spent much of his career working for Members of Congress in a variety of press and legislative posts. Positions he has held working for Members of Congress and state legislators include Chief of Staff, General Counsel, Legislative Director, Press Secretary, and Legislative Assistant. His journalistic work has appeared in such periodicals as The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Investor's Business Daily, and TheStreet, among others. He has degrees from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown University Law Center; and has also matriculated at the U.S. Naval War College and The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Jonathan also hosts The Culture of Sports You can follow Jonathan Yates on Twitter at @politicsports13

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