NAADD Announces Recipients of its 2013 Diversity Initiative Program|
April 19, 2013
For the seventh year in a row, the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) has announced the recipients of its Diversity Initiative Program. Recipients receive Convention stipends to attend the 2013 NAADD Convention as well as the Fundamentals of Athletic Development (FOAD) sessions, which takes place from June 13-15 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year, at Convention, NAADD will recognize past winners with an alumni reception on Wednesday June 12.
"The NAADD Diversity Initiative Program allows our association to recognize first class minority and female administrators who are members of our association and provide them with the opportunity to advance their careers in intercollegiate athletics development," stated NAADD President Stephen Ponder, Sr. Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, University of Mississippi. "Our Diversity Initiative Committee did an outstanding job publicizing and promoting this great program. This year's applicant pool was our highest and one of our most talented pools we have ever had. The selection committee led by NAADD Executive Committee member Doug Knuth (University of Nevada) along with former Diversity Initiative winners Anthony Henderson (University of Akron) and Shelley Binegar (Northern Illinois University) did an outstanding job of sorting through many qualified applicants to select the recipients. We appreciate their efforts and congratulate our winners. "
Danielle Boyle, University of California, San Diego