Hilliard-Gray Elected Vice-President of CIAA SWA Association

CHARLOTTE, NC - Winston-Salem State University Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) LaTaya Hilliard-Gray's busy schedule just got a bit busier as she elected as the vice-president of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) SWA Association. Her election as the vice-president adds another accolade to an already impressive resume for Hilliard-Gray, who also serves as the head coach of the defending CIAA champion Rams softball team.

"The CIAA SWAs invest a lot of time behind the scenes to enhance the student-athlete experience beyond their athletic performance; we truly do not take the title or responsibility of our designation lightly," Hilliard-Gray said. "I appreciate the nomination and the votes of the my colleagues that will afford me the opportunity to support and work more closely with our CIAA SWA President, Kisha Middleton and Suzette McQueen, the CIAA Conference Office SWA. I am excited about the work ahead."

The mission of the CIAA SWA Association is to clarify and articulate the role of the SWA on individual campuses in the conference; enhance the level of institutional support for SWA's to ensure gender equity on their respective campuses and across the conference; provide educational opportunities to student-athletes, coaches, staff administrators and to offer a collective voice on DII issues of significance to the CIAA and its individual campuses.

As vice-president of the CIAA SWA Association, Hilliard-Gray will carry out duties as requested by the president of the association as well as assuming the responsibilities of the president in her absence. Each officer will serve a two-year term. Each term will begin on July 1 and will end on June 30.

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