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WILLIAMS OF SHAW SELECTED AS RECIPIENT OF NCAA DII WOMEN LEADERS X GRANT

WILLIAMS OF SHAW SELECTED AS RECIPIENT OF NCAA DII WOMEN LEADERS X GRANT

RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, Jolisa Williams has been selected as an NCAA DII Women's Leaders X grant recipient.

Williams is among seven individuals to earn the grant from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference. This program is led by the NCAA Division II office and assisted by Women Leaders staff. The program will include a presentation from multigenerational workplace expert, Lindsey Pollak as well as an opportunity to learn about NCAA Division II Governance and committee service.  

 "I'm very excited and grateful to have been chosen as an NCAA DII Women Leaders X Grant recipient," said Williams. "I'm thankful for our great conference office, the CIAA for putting me in this position. I look forward to this amazing opportunity and event, which will assist with my development, networking, and advancement within athletic administration as well as my future endeavors with Shaw University."

A native of Charles City, Va., Williams enters her fifth year at Shaw where she is responsible for coordinating media relations efforts for all 13 of Shaw's athletic programs. Since her arrival, Williams has been the spearhead behind the Shaw Bears Sport Network, launching a completely revamped athletics website, department's marketing and social media visibility.

Additionally, Williams is a 2X CIAA John Holley Sports Information Director of the Year honoree and serves as a member of the CIAA Management Council. She was appointed to her management council seat after being elected president of the CIAA Sports Information Directors Association (CIAA-SIDA). Williams is a member of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and Black College Sports Information Directors Association (BC-SIDA).

The Women's Leaders X will be on October 11 & 12. Grant recipients will also participate in the NCAA/Women Leaders Division II Governance Academy on September 22.

About Women Leaders in College Sports 

Founded in 1979, Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA; www.womenleadersincollgesports.org) is the only nationally recognized collegiate professional membership organization whose mission is to enhance and promote opportunities for women in intercollegiate athletics administration and beyond. More than 3,500 members strong, Women Leaders promotes the growth, leadership, and success of women as athletics administrators, conference commissioners, professional staff, coaches, and student-athletes.

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw University athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit shawbears.com.