Jacqie McWilliams /// Commissioner /// Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (DII)
Jacqie McWilliams is in her 6th season of serving as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Commissioner. First female to serve as Commissioner for the CIAA and first appointed African American Commissioner out of 100 Conferences representing NCAA Division I, II and III.
Ms. McWilliams spent nine years at the NCAA managing NCAA championships to include both the men’s and women’s Division I Basketball tournaments. She started her career in coaching and administration at Virginia Union University with career growth opportunities at Norfolk State University and Morgan State University prior to the NCAA.
Ms. McWilliams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University, a Master of Arts in Sports Management and Administration from Temple University. She is a member of the Hampton University 1988 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship team and was recently inducted into Hampton University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. She was inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success and the Sierra High School Hall of Fame. Ms. McWilliams also served as the chair of NCAA DII Management Council and was a member of the NCAA Board of Governors while in that seat. Her passion to advance women provided her the opportunity to also serve on the board of directors for Women Leaders in College sports and the Collegiate Women’s Sports Award (CWSA). Currently she is a member of the John B. McLendon Scholarship Foundation Board and the NCAA Board of Governors Ad Hoc Committee for Cultural Diversity and the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force. She has received numerous awards to include the Black Women in Sports Foundation Legend Award (2013), Radio One Women of Excellence (2016), Charlotte Career Mastered Award (2016), the café Mocha Salute Her Trailblazer Award in Charlotte (2017)
Ms. McWilliams believes in the power of sports and community. She is a motivational speaker, an active member of the Charlotte Crown Jewels Links Chapter and Central Church of God. Ms. McWilliams is the proud mother of Samone, age 12.