Kansas Athletics Earns Award For Diversity And Inclusion

Jan. 25, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Athletics was recently honored for its efforts to make diversity and inclusion a priority, as it was an honorable mention recipient of the inaugural Award for Diversity and Inclusion from the NCAA and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA). The award was presented at the NCAA Convention Association Luncheon, in Grapevine, Texas.

“I think this is a testament to the efforts we are putting in at KU to take individuals from diverse backgrounds and bringing them together for one common cause and that is to be a Jayhawk,” said Associate Athletics Director Chris Howard, who accepted the award on behalf of Kansas Athletics.

The NCAA and MOAA created the Award for Diversity and Inclusion to recognize and celebrate the initiatives, policies and practices of member colleges and universities, athletics departments and/or athletics conferences that embrace diversity and inclusion. The award honors diversity and inclusion initiatives in community service, professional development, hiring practices and/or programming activities. After the NCAA and MOAA solicited nominations, a selection committee of individuals from MOAA, NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee chose the winner.

MOAA, administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), promotes equitable employment opportunities for minorities in the athletics industry and promotes a sports environment that supports the values necessary to accept aspiring professionals from all walks of life.

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