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2018 NCAA Inclusion Forum

April 14-16, Indianapolis

More than 470 higher education and intercollegiate athletics leaders and student-athletes joined the NCAA office of inclusion in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott for the seventh annual NCAA Inclusion Forum April 14-16. Sessions engaged on a broad range of topics related to policy, research and best practices that focused on core identities such as race/ethnicity, women/gender equity, LGBTQ, disability sport and international students. The various sessions were designed to educate and empower attendees, enhance diversity-and-inclusion competencies, provide practical takeaways and foster opportunities for dialogue on campuses and across conferences.

  • To view the Inclusion Forum program booklet, please click here.

Featured 2018 Inclusion Forum presenters included:

  • Katrice Albert, NCAA Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources and co-editor of “Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong” and “Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education: Exposing the Myth of Post-Racial America”
  • Derek Greenfield, co-editor of “Exploring Issues of Diversity Within HBCUs” and Co-Founder of the Higher Education Leadership Foundation
  • Brian Hainline, NCAA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer and co-author of “Drugs and the Athlete”
  • Janet P. Judge, Higher Education & Litigation Partner - Holland & Knight LLP, co-author of the NCAA's guide "Equity and Title IX in Intercollegiate Athletics," and member of the NCAA’s Commission to Combat Sexual Violence
  • Nancy Lieberman, two-time Olympian, former WNBA General Manager/Head Coach, Sacramento Kings assistant coach and two-time player of the year who was elected into both the NBA and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Damon A. Williams, author of “Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education” and co-author of “The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy, Structure, and Change Management”

For questions or inquiries about the 2019 NCAA Inclusion Forum, which will be held April 26-28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, please contact Sonja Robinson at and Amy Wilson at