November 15, 2011

CIAA Commissioner Retires

CIAA Commissioner Retires

Leon G. Kerry Led Conference to Historic Level

HAMPTON, VA (November 15, 2011) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Board of Directors announced today the retirement of Commissioner Leon G. Kerry for personal reasons effective immediately.   Kerry, 63, had worked for the CIAA since 1988 and has been Commissioner of America’s oldest black college and university conference for the past twenty-two years.

“The CIAA Board of Directors would like to thank Leon for his years of service to this great conference.  Our league has grown under his leadership and we are well-positioned to expand on that foundation”, stated Board President Dr. Mickey Burnim.  Associate Commissioner and Senior Woman Administrator Monique Smith has been named interim commissioner. 

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