CIAA Concludes Fall Board of Directors Meetings in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC (December 4, 2017) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) hosted its semi-annual Board of Directors meeting on November 28 – 29 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The CIAA Board of Directors is comprised of the Presidents and Chancellors of each member institution. Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams and the conference's senior leadership staff accompanied the Board during the 2-day event.

"The Board of Directors for the CIAA hosted its fall meetings and welcomed several new presidents from member institutions. The Board worked through a comprehensive agenda and voted on several important action items. We were reminded that the CIAA Basketball Tournament is a little more than 2 months away and they should expedite the planning for their respective institutions. The celebration of the CIAA's 125th Anniversary will be a core component of this year's tournament," said FSU Chancellor and Board Chair, Dr. James Anderson.

Tuesday's programming featured a New Board Orientation for the conference's newest Presidents and Chancellors. The half-day session aimed to acclimate members to the conference and inner-workings of the Board of Directors. Topics highlighted were operations, governance and compliance, administration, strategic planning, and bylaws.

The full Board met for day-long programming on Wednesday which began with a breakfast presentation by conference partner, Coca-Cola. Outcomes of this fall meeting included a review of the 2017 fall season, approval of the 2018 Hall of Fame class, and official reports by each of the six (6) Board committees. While in the host city of the conference's annual basketball tournament, the Board was also joined by members of the Charlotte Regional Visitor's Authority (CRVA) for a lunch presentation highlighting the long-term partnership and plans for future growth.

About the CIAA

Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 12 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Winston-Salem State University. For more information on the CIAA, visit For more information on the CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.