Commissioner's Corner: Jacqie McWilliams

Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams is in her sixth year at the helm of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA). As the first African American female commissioner in the NCAA, McWilliams is a sought after speaker and is recognized on a local, regional, and national level. She has served on numerous boards, and currently sits on Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards, John B. McLendon Foundation Board, NCAA Board of Governor’s Cultural Diversity Committee, Hampton Nation Advisory Board, M&F Advisory Board and the Black Enterprise Charlotte Convention Steering Committee.  She is active in her church community and chairs the HBCU initiative committee for the Crown Jewel’s LINKS of Charlotte, of which she is a member.

The Commissioner’s Corner will chronicle the Commissioner’s speaking engagements, recognition and major achievements and good news throughout the year.  You can also follow her on social media via @ciaacommish on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


November 2017

This month Commissioner McWilliams has been featured as a guest and/or speaker at the following events:

  • NCAA Leadership Conference Keynote for 400+ Division II student-athletes, “Dreaming your Destiny”
  • Samaritan’s Feet International Keynote
  • CIAA Student-Athlete Keynote Speaker, "Future with Focus"
  • Destination International Crisis Communication (Charlotte, NC), Panelist
  • Who’s Who in Black Charlotte, Game Changer

 

Honoree at the Café Mocha Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity celebration in Uptown Charlotte. (Nov. 18)

Inspiring high school students at Education Day - Football Championship (Nov. 10)

 

Radio interview with Francene Marie. Click to lisen!


October 2017

This month Commissioner McWilliams has been featured as a guest and/or speaker at the following events:

  • Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention-Moderator: Women of Color Breakfast Rally and Rise Up Facilitator; Managing the Current Political Climate on Your Campus
  • ESPN's The Undefeated Panelist, “Tell Them We are Rising”
  • Keynote for Women’s Business Center of Charlotte Conference, “The Heart of a Woman"