LANGSTON - Langston University Director of Athletic Donnita Rogers kicks off the first-ever NAIA initiative promoting women of color in leadership beginning next Tuesday, Aug. 1.
The Women of Color Initiative will be hosted by Chat in the Garden's host Monique A.J. Smith every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Followers are encouraged to listen at www.chatinthegarden.com and call-in at 347.989.8385.
Recently, Rogers received the 2016-17 Red River Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year award, two years after returning to Langston University to lead the athletic department. Rogers was the head women's basketball coach for Langston from 1995-2008. The RRAC AD of the Year award recognizes the athletic director who had the best year in overall program improvement, facility development, game administration, NAIA Champions of Character commitment, ability to hire and keep quality coaches, program growth in sports and revenue opportunities, contributions at the conference and national levels, and student-athlete development.
In addition to Donnita Rogers, the season four series will include interviews with Tougaloo College President Dr. Beverly Hogan, Stillman College President Dr. Cynthia Warrick, Dillard University Director of Athletics Kiki Baker Barnes, Florida Memorial University President Dr. Roslyn Clark-Artis and Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette in the following weeks.
To listen beginning Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. visit www.chatinthegarden.com and call-in at 347.989.8385.