by the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association, Inc.
Cleveland, OH - The Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) will have a change in its leadership beginning in 2017-18 with Peggy Davis, director of athletics at Virginia State University moves into the President role after serving as the Vice President the past two years. Davis who will serve a two-year term, ending in June 2019, began her appointment following the June Symposium.
"I want to thank Mario Moccia for his leadership of MOAA over the past two years. Mario helped increase our membership numbers and Symposium registrants during that time, while also helping us continue to move forward with various initiatives on a national scale," said Davis. "Stan Johnson, MOAA's executive director, continues to be a mainstay with our Association and without whom our Association would not be where it is. A special thank you to our Executive Committee, Board, committee volunteers and sponsors for their efforts in helping MOAA continue to flourish."
In addition to Davis, the Board voted for the following individuals to move into leadership roles with MOAA, China Jude, assistant vice president/athletics at Queens College will move into the Vice President role, while and Ed Scott, athletics director at the Morgan State University and Carla Wilson, director of athletics at the University of Missouri Kansas City will join the Executive Committee as At-Large members.
In February, the following individuals were voted on to the Board and participated in their first in person meeting in June - Preston Beverly, assistant AD and assistant men's basketball coach at Richard Bland College; Carlyle Carter, executive director and CEO of the California Community College Athletic Association; Dena Freeman-Patton, deputy AD at Cal State Bakersfield; TJ Shelton, assistant AD for sports administration at The Ohio State University; and Tim Wise, senior associate AD for facilities and even operations.
In addition to the new members, the following MOAA members will continue to serve on the Board this year -Renee Bostic, director of athletics and intramurals at Medgar Evers College; Cora Brumley, commissioner at the Little East Conference; Brandon Martin, director of athletics at California State University Northridge; Renae Myles, senior associate AD for internal operations at Winthrop University; and Gloria Nevarez, senior associate commissioner/SWA at the Pac-12 Conference.
About MOAA: In partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) promotes equitable employment opportunities for minorities in the athletics industry through the exchange of ideas, the creation of networking opportunities and the avocation of an increase in employment for minorities in athletics administration positions at all levels of the sports industry. The association also promotes cultivating a sports environment that supports the values necessary to accept aspiring professionals from all walks of life. For more information on MOAA, please visit www.moaaweb.com.