Release Date: January 26, 2006
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a study conducted by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport that found that while slightly more members of minority groups were hired as presidents, athletics directors and head football coaches in NCAA Division I schools during 2005, nearly 90 percent of all those positions still were held by white men and women. The article also reports that UB is the first Division I-A college to have an African-American athletics director, head football coach and head basketball coach. Go to article.
The study received a great deal of attention nationally and internationally. The Associated Press did an article on it that was picked up widely. In all, more than 165 outlets are reporting on the results of the study and mentioning UB as an exception, including The Washington Post.