March 30-31, 2021
1:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Virtual Program

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Derrick Gragg

Senior Vice President of Inclusion, Education & Community Engagement, NCAA

As senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer at the NCAA, Gragg is the national office ambassador promoting the Association’s core values of diversity and inclusion. In his role, he leads internal and external diversity and inclusion operations, while supervising national office staff in the inclusion, education and community engagement division.

Before joining the NCAA staff in October 2020, Gragg was athletics director for seven years at the University of Tulsa, where he guided the athletics department to excellence. His other career stints include a role as athletics director at Eastern Michigan University; working in various athletics leadership roles at the University of Arkansas, including deputy athletics director; and additional athletics experiences at the University of Michigan, University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University.

The Huntsville, Alabama, native and author earned his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt, where he was also a scholar football athlete. He earned his master’s degree at Wayne State University and his doctorate degree at Arkansas.