JCSU's Hendricks and Kelly Selected to
Participate in NCAA Leadership Institute
June 27, 2006
CHARLOTTE, NC – – Dr. Denisha L. Hendricks, senior
woman administrator, and Kristene Kelly, sports information
director, both of Johnson C. Smith University have been selected
to participate in the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic
Minority Females as announced by the National Collegiate Athletic
Denisha L. Hendricks
Hendricks is a native of Auburn, AL and serves as the university’s
senior woman administrator and coordinator of the health and
human performance department. Kelly, a graduate of JCSU, is
a native of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and has been employed
as the sports information director for the past four years.
The NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females
was designed to address the critical shortage of senior-level
women of color in athletics administration at NCAA member institutions
and conference offices. The institute prepares diverse leaders
through a 12-month leadership training and skills development
experience enhancing their job-related competencies in selected
areas through completion of four professional development sessions,
practical work and a week-long intensive workshop.
The Institute for Ethnic Minority Females is led by a diverse
group of recognized leaders in business, higher education and
intercollegiate athletics. Attendees were selected from a list
of applicants that were nominated by a staff member from the
NCAA institution or conference office where they are currently
Each participant must complete four consecutive weekend development
sessions before completing the week-long intensive workshop.
Upon completion of the Institute, institutions of the participants
or the individual will receive a $3,000 scholarship to defray
costs incurred during the 12-month institute period.
“We are very excited and proud for the opportunity that
has been presented for both Dr. Hendricks and Kristene,” said
Steve Joyner, athletics director. “I am pleased that
they have extended themselves to take part in this process.
Johnson C. Smith University will definitely benefit from this