Mark Emmert tells Congress NCAA cannot ‘mandate’ diversity in hiring

November 6, 2017 By

The NCAA is committed to diversity but cannot force schools to hire more women and minorities, Mark Emmert said in a letter addressed to U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a member of Congress who’d expressed concerns about a lack of inclusivity in collegiate sports.

In October, six members of Congress, including Bonamici, asked Emmert to address the status of a pledge the NCAA had asked schools to sign last year in support of diversifying their hiring pools when jobs become available.


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