HBCUs continue to produce greatness, and Jennifer Lynne Williams continues that trend.
Williams, the former Athletic Director for Alabama State, was hired as the Chief Development Officer of the USA Basketball Foundation. She begins her new position on July 1st.
Williams arrived at Alabama State in 2016 as the university’s interim athletic director and deputy athletic director. On October 10th, 2018, she was officially promoted to athletic director.
Her time at Alabama State yielded great success for the Hornets. Their teams won 43 SWAC championships, three consecutive commissioner cups, and received the conference academic award for the highest GPA (2019, 2020). During this time, Williams was named the 2018 Women Leaders in College Sports Division I (FCS) Administrator of the Year and her alma mater, North Carolina Central University, selected her as a 40-under-40 Class of 2016 honoree. Per the Hornets’ site, this award recognizes “young NCCU alumni who have made significant contributions in the arts, entertainment, healthcare, sciences, education, law, business, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, public service or government.”
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