Carla Williams, Director of Athletics, will examine the current landscape of intercollegiate athletics. She will share her experiences as a student-athlete, coach and administrator and provide insight into a variety of important topics relating to intercollegiate athletics. With over 1,200 NCAA member institutions supporting over 460,000 student-athletes each year, intercollegiate athletics play a critical role in the world of higher education. Coaches and departmental staff strive to create an environment which encourages the holistic development of student-athletes. Student-athletes embrace the academic rigor of higher education, excel competitively and serve as ambassadors for their university communities.