May 31, 2013
CLEVELAND - The Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) announced Horizon League Senior Associate Commissioner Alfreeda Goff as the 2013 MOAA Distinguished Service Award recipient, for her dedication in promoting the understanding and appreciation of diversity. This award will be presented at the 2013 MOAA Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
“On behalf of MOAA and the Board of Directors, we are delighted to present Alfreeda with this award,” said MOAA President Sean T. Frazier, deputy athletics director at the University of Wisconsin. “Alfreeda is a shining example of what the Distinguished Service award stands for as we continue to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment as an Association.”
Now in her 15th year at the Horizon League, Goff serves in the role of Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief of Staff. In this capacity, she serves the League as its director of championships, Senior Woman Administrator and League governance liaison.
The MOAA Distinguished Service Award acknowledges and honors the effort of an individual who strives to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity in its multitude of forms.
The criteria for evaluating nominations was as follows:
Individuals/Administrators who have gone above and beyond to create a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment in which there is a pervasive ethic of intercultural caring and valuation for all members, identities and perspectives.
Individuals/Administrators who have demonstrated an outstanding effort or commitment to the recruitment, hiring and retention of a high-quality and diversified staff across their entire department or organization.
Individuals/Administrators who have taken specific identifiable measures to establish a stimulating, dialogic environment that engage all campus/organizational members and advance knowledge and understanding of issues and perspectives associated with diversity (i.e., proactive, positive engagement around diversity).
About MOAA: MOAA promotes equitable employment opportunities for minorities in the athletics industry through the exchange of ideas, the creation of networking opportunities and the advocation of an increase in employment for minorities in athletics administration positions at all levels of the sports industry. The Association also promotes cultivating a sports environment that supports the values necessary to accept aspiring professionals from all walks of life. For more information on MOAA, please visit www.moaaweb.com. MOAA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 48th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.