Women Leaders in College Sports Announces Partnership with National Junior College Athletic Association

March 29, 2018

Rachel DeSchepper
Women Leaders in College Sports

Ricky Webster

Kansas City, Mo.—Women Leaders in College Sports, the nation’s premier women’s athletic leadership association that develops, connects, and advances women working in intercollegiate athletics announced today a partnership with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

The goals of the partnership are to increase awareness within NJCAA institutions of the Women Leaders organization, programs, and resources that can assist women in their career advancement; and also to collaborate with the NJCAA to highlight opportunities for advancement, and create additional programming to advance more women into leadership roles.

“Women Leaders in College Sports is an outstanding organization with many years of professional success and passion to further develop the skillsets for professional leadership and growth,” says Christopher Parker, executive director of the NJCAA.

Within the partnership, the more than 500 member institutions within the NJCAA are encouraged to join Women Leaders as institutional members. All members included on each institutional roster can immediately take advantage of the organization’s many member benefits, including the Women Leaders National Convention, Leadership Institutes, Rising Stars program, Member Circles, Mentorship Program, Happy Hours, and more.

Parker is encouraged by the opportunity for leadership growth for women within the NJCAA, which is currently counts 26,000 women student-athletes (44%) and 69 women athletic directors (13.8%) across its three athletic divisions. “The NJCAA is committed to developing all of its leadership, but we are extremely proud to partner with Women Leaders in College Sports so we can provide women the opportunity to learn and grow from the best in the business,” he says.

“We are thrilled to grow our NJCAA membership,” says Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports. “Our mission to develop, connect, and advance women applies at all levels of intercollegiate athletics. We are so proud that even more NJCAA athletic administrators, coaches, and athletes will take advantage of our leadership programming.”

About Women Leaders in College Sports

Founded in 1979, Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA; womenleadersincollgesports.org) is the only nationally recognized collegiate professional membership organization whose mission is to develop, connect, and advance women leaders working in intercollegiate athletics. More than 3,500 members strong, Women Leaders promotes the growth, leadership, and success of women as athletics administrators, conference commissioners, professional staff, coaches, and student-athletes. Follow Women Leaders on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @WomenLeadersCS.

About the National Junior College Athletic Association

Since 1938, the NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing athletic and academic opportunities for college students across the globe. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 42 states. Each year, nearly 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports as the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and eight football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1985. For more information please visit njcaa.org or follow on Twitter at @NJCAA.