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CIAA, Nationwide team up for sports and scholarship

History makers are meant to be celebrated at any time, but this conversation with the first appointed African American female commissioner representing NCAA Division I, II and III is especially timely as we near the end of Black History Month.

Shortly before the 2022 CIAA men’s and women’s basketball championship got underway in Baltimore, Nationwide’s Associate Vice President of Enterprise Diverse and Cause Marketing  Lu Yarbrough III,  visited with CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams to reflect on her journey from student-athlete to commissioner, the history of the country’s oldest African American athletic conference, its mission beyond sports, and how it seeks to create new legacies with help from longtime partners like Nationwide.  

Watch the full conversation below for more about how CIAA and Nationwide team up to champion higher education, professional opportunity, and economic inclusion.