Jacqie McWilliams
Jacqie McWilliams
Title: Commissioner

Jacqueline (Jacqie) McWilliams

In September 2012, Jacqie McWilliams assumed her new position as the first appointed Woman Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).  She works closely with the Board of Directors and staff and provides leadership in strategic planning, day-to-day management and financial stability for the CIAA in an effort to create a culture that supports the advancement of student-athletes and its twelve (12) member institutions. The CIAA is in the midst of celebrating 100 years of existence and is comprised of predominately Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). 

For 9 ½ years Jacqie worked in Championships at the NCAA.  Prior to the NCAA, she was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship team, 1987 and 1990 CIAA volleyball championship team at Hampton University, a coach, senior woman administrator and compliance coordinator at Virginia Union University, and the Director of Compliance and Championships at the CIAA.  While at the NCAA she was promoted from an assistant director to an associate in her first two years and then became the Director of the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament in 2006.  In 2008, she joined the Division I Men’s Basketball staff to manage one of the largest championship events in the country.   She had oversight of external operations of the tournament, to include lodging, collaboration with corporate partner and champions, community initiatives, and the Minority and Women’s Enterprise Access Program.  

Jacqie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University in 1991, a Master of Arts in Sports Management and Administration from Temple University in 1993, and is currently working on a PhD in Philosophy of Education and Leadership Management from Hampton University.  She has been a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women in Athletic Administration (NACWAA) and the Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF).  Her honors consist of many, to include, the retirement of her volleyball jersey at Hampton University, she was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball team, she was inducted into the first class of the Sierra High School Hall of Fame, she is a member of Temple University’s Gallery of Success and a recipient of the NACWAA Nell Jackson Award.  Jacqie served on the Kid’s Voice Indiana Board, she volunteers for Girls’ Inc., and she is a motivational speaker.  She will serve as an Honorary Chair for the 2012 National Black MBA Convention held in Indianapolis September 26-29, 2012. 

Jacqie is a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado and mother of daughter, Samone. She is a member of Light of the World Christian Church.