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Joe & Michelle talk with Niya about how the NCAA facilitates diversity, equity, & inclusion training & adoption. Specifically, Niya discussed the shared responsibility we all share for DEI & why what happens after training is even more important than the training itself. She also discussed the importance of giving today's student-athletes a voice & she champions those efforts at the NCAA. Niya also references the concept of belonging & its impact on DEI efforts.
Niya Blair Hackworth became a part of the NCAA office of inclusion team in August 2019 after spending over a decade working at institutions of higher education. As the director of inclusion, Blair Hackworth leads, partners & assists in diversity & inclusion related initiatives, focusing on race and ethnicity and student-athletes with disabilities for member institutions & the national office staff.
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