Outlook: Ohio University News & Information


Tuesday, December 11, 2012
NCAA diversity officer to give keynote
Alumna returns to the College of Education for lecture series  

Jan 26, 2009  
By Heather Anerino  

The top official for diversity at the National Collegiate Athletic Association and an Ohio University alumna will deliver the keynote address for the College of Education’s McCracken Education Lecture Series.

Charlotte Westerhaus, vice president of diversity and inclusion at the NCAA, will present "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers: The Dichotomy of Diversity Lost and Found" at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, in McCracken Hall, room 214. The lecture is open to the public and admission is free. 

Westerhaus earned her bachelor’s degree from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 1976 and her master’s degree from Ohio University’s College of Education in 1986. The quarterly lecture series is aimed at presenting speakers from all fields of education who either hold a degree from the College of Education or who advocate for education.

As vice president of diversity and inclusion, Westerhaus reports to NCAA President Myles Brand and leads the Diversity and Inclusion Office.  She works with the national office staff and NCAA member institutions to develop and implement strategies and policies that promote diversity and inclusion in intercollegiate athletics, specifically in coaching, athletics administration and officiating.

Westerhaus earned a law degree from Indiana University in 1991. While attending law school, she was the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Indiana Law Journal, for which she later served as assistant editor.

Before taking the position at the NCAA, Westerhaus was the assistant to the president and director of equal opportunity and diversity at the University of Iowa. In that capacity, she served on the university’s Strategic Planning Committee, the Diversity Committee and the Dispute Resolution Committee. She also worked with the Intercollegiate Athletics Department to create a code of conduct for University of Iowa student-athletes.

 

 

Related Links
Ohio University College of Education:  http://www.coe.ohiou.edu/ 
  
  

Published: Jan 26, 2009 9:13 AM  



westerhausweb  
Charlotte Westerhaus, an E.W. Scripps School of Journalism alumna, will be speaking at McCracken Hall on Friday, Jan. 30.
  


  






Share this story

Bookmark and Share

Email To:

A valid EMAIL TO address is required. You have entered an invalid email format.
Email From:

A valid EMAIL FROM address is required. You have entered an invalid email format.

 

 Top stories

Feb 4, 2003
Residence halls conserve and recycle
 
Feb 5, 2003
E Street to Late Night: An evening with Max Weinberg
 
Feb 17, 2003
Kenner Bush receives prestigious Founders Citation
 
Wilfred Konneker receives prestigious Founders Citation
 
Mar 5, 2003
The Local Girls to perform at Ohio University Lancaster Campus
 
Sep 2, 2003
Local artist Ora Anderson featured on WOUB's 'Afternoon Edition'
 


Sign up for emergency text messages.
Outlook welcomes your feedback, news items and story ideas
Share comments about the site
Submit an announcement
Share a faculty, staff or departmental achievement

Subscribe to the Outlook listserv


Tel: 740-593-1890    Fax: 740-593-1887   E-mail:
news@ohio.edu
All Rights Reserved