Jacqie McWilliams

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner

Jacqie McWilliams is in her 7th season of serving as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Commissioner. First female to serve as Commissioner for the CIAA and first appointed African American Commissioner out of 100 Conferences representing NCAA Division I, II and III.

Ms. McWilliams spent nine years at the NCAA managing NCAA championships to include both the men’s and women’s Division I Basketball tournaments. She started her career in coaching and administration at Virginia Union University with career growth opportunities at Norfolk State University and Morgan State University prior to the NCAA.

Ms. McWilliams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University, a Master of Arts in Sports Management and Administration from Temple University. She is a member of the Hampton University 1988 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship team, was inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success and the Sierra High School Hall of Fame. She serves on the board of directors for the Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards (CWSA), John B. McLendon Scholarship Foundation Board and the NCAA Board Ad Hoc Committee for Cultural Diversity. She was the former chair of NCAA DII Management Council and was a member of the NCAA Board of Governors and incoming President for Women Leaders in College Sports. She has received numerous awards for her leadership and contributions to the community.

Ms. McWilliams is a motivational speaker, an active member of the Charlotte Crown Jewels Links Chapter and Central Church of God. Ms. McWilliams is the proud mother of Samone, age 13.