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Wilson to join NCAA inclusion staff

Amy Wilson will join the NCAA inclusion office as director of gender inclusion

Amy Wilson will join the NCAA inclusion office as the director of gender inclusion in May. Wilson will join the national office staff after concluding her duties at Illinois College where she is an associate professor of education and serves as the school’s faculty athletics representative and chair of the Athletics Committee.

In her NCAA role, Wilson will focus on issues surrounding Title IX, gender equity, LGBTQ topics and emerging sports for women.  She has developed a reputation as an authority on Title IX and gender equity matters having worked closely with nationally recognized Title IX expert Dr. Christine Grant.  Wilson published a national report in 2012 on Title IX that was distributed throughout the NCAA membership, and she has spoken at NCAA governance meetings on gender equity and diversity topics.  She has also served on the NCAA’s Gender Equity Task Force.

A native of Mt. Sterling, Illinois, Wilson was a two-time all-conference selection in basketball and softball at Illinois College, and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate.  She is also a member of the Illinois College Sports Hall of Fame.  Wilson holds a bachelor's degree in English from Illinois College, a master's degree in English from the University of Illinois Springfield, and a doctorate in health and sport studies, with an emphasis in athletics administration, from the University of Iowa.  

“I am pleased and excited to have Amy join the inclusion staff,” said Bernard Franklin, NCAA executive vice president of education and community engagement/chief inclusion officer.  “Her wealth of knowledge of Title IX and gender equity issues will be an asset to the national office, membership and our inclusion group.  We’ve been keeping her up to date on key issues and we look forward to her full-time arrival in May.”