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Office of Inclusion Staff

Bernard Franklin

Executive Vice President of Education and Community Engagement/Chief Inclusion Officer

Bernard W. Franklin serves as the executive vice president of education and community engagement/chief inclusion officer for the NCAA. In this role, he is responsible for working with the NCAA president, executive vice presidents and vice presidents, and governance structure team for the national office. Franklin has responsibility for assuring the development of policies and procedures that support the effective functioning of the leadership development and inclusion groups. Administrative areas reporting to him are the leadership development and inclusion programs, research and other education initiatives.

Franklin previously served as president of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia; Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina; and Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Amy Wilson

Director of Inclusion (Gender Equity and LGBTQ)

In May 2015, Amy Wilson began work as a director of inclusion at the NCAA.  Wilson has worked in higher education for her entire career and most recently was an associate professor of education at Illinois College, where she taught sport-related courses and served as the faculty athletics representative and chair of the Athletics Committee.  She is a former basketball and softball student-athlete who is a member of the Illinois College Athletics Hall of Fame.  Wilson has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English and earned a Ph.D. in health and sport studies with a concentration in athletic administration at the University of Iowa.  For the past decade, she has worked closely with nationally recognized Title IX expert Christine Grant on equity issues in intercollegiate athletics and has given numerous presentations on Title IX and gender equity around the country.  The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators presented Wilson with its Administrator of Tomorrow Award for Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision in 2009. For Title IX’s 40th anniversary, she completed a report for the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics -- “The Status of Women in Intercollegiate Athletics as Title IX Turns 40.”

Sonja Robinson

Director of Inclusion (Race/Ethnicity and Student-Athletes with Disabilities)

Sonja N. Robinson is a director in the NCAA office of inclusion. In this role, she is the primary contact for issues related to race/ethnicity and disability for the Association’s membership, and is the program manager for the Employee Resource Groups at the national office. In addition, she serves as the primary liaison for the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC), which is charged with reviewing and providing recommendations around the impact of policies, programming and initiatives on underrepresented minority populations. A former student-athlete (women’s basketball) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, she earned an undergraduate degree in architecture and engineering, a master’s degree in business administration (University of Missouri-Kansas City) and a doctorate in sport administration (University of New Mexico). 

Prior to joining the NCAA in 2015, Robinson served as a postdoctoral fellow and institutional researcher at the University of New Mexico, in the Division for Equity and Inclusion where she focused on the development, maintenance and assessment of campus climates that promote achievement, and research on the impact of discrimination and hostile environments on individual and group success in higher education.

Kina Davis

Assistant Coordinator of Inclusion

Kina Davis, assistant coordinator of inclusion, has been a member of the NCAA staff since 2007.  In her current role, Davis supports inclusion initiatives through assisting in developing and maintaining relationships with collaborative partners; implementation of new programming within the office of inclusion; community outreach efforts within the greater Indianapolis area; employee resource groups and the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee.  Davis received her bachelor’s degree in public affairs administration and a certificate in event management from Indiana University, Bloomington, and holds an Indiana real estate license.