Duquesne President Gormley Appointed to NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee
PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University President Ken Gormley has been appointed to a three-year term on the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, effective immediately.
The MOIC was established in 1991 to enhance the NCAA commitment to foster racial equality and diversity in collegiate athletics. The committee is responsible for reviewing issues and promoting NCAA programs and policies related to student athletes, coaches and administrators who are ethnic minorities, LGBTQ or who have disabilities. The MOIC is designed to champion the causes of minorities by fostering an inclusive environment, thereby creating a culture that promotes fair and equitable access to opportunities and resources.
"I am honored to serve in this important role and grateful for the opportunity," Gormley said. "I look forward to serving as an advocate for the NCAA's commitment to inclusion and diversity in intercollegiate athletics."
“President Gormley is uniquely qualified to serve on the MOIC. Throughout his professional career he has been committed to gender and ethnic diversity and equality initiatives.” stated A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “He will represent the A-10, the NCAA membership and the values of this national committee extremely well.”
The committee comprises 18 members, including a current chancellor or president from each division in the NCAA. There are six members from Division I, six members from Division II and six members from Division III. One student athlete from each division is also included on the committee.
Duquesne University athletic director Dave Harper said Gormley's appointment is significant.
"We are honored President Gormley is serving on this committee," he said. "It is vital that Duquesne be a vibrant and active member institution within the NCAA."