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Founding EAGLE


Senior Associate

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Denisha L. Hendricks, Ed.D. is a recipient of the 2012 Auburn University Young Alumni Achievement Award. She holds over 16 years of distinguished experience in academics and athletics and has served on a wide range of NCAA committees, including the Division II Management Council and Academic Requirements. Hendricks also served on the Board of Directors for Division II Athletic Directors Association.


Pursued for her forward-thinking style and highly-focused academic tactics, Hendricks is credited with presentations and publications from local to international levels, including peer reviewed journal articles, quantitative instruments and health promotion training manuals. She earned her doctoral degree in higher education administration from Auburn University.


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Sharon R. Beverly, Ph.D. is a nationally-recognized leader with more than 25 years of excellence in higher education. She owns the distinction of ECAC Female Administrator of the Year (Vassar College), State and Conference Coach of the Year (Fairleigh Dickinson University, NCAA Division I) and assistant coach for the United States Olympic Festival and was named one of the Top 30 Women in Higher Education by Diverse Magazine in 2014.


A member of the Hall of Fame at FDU and Queens College, Beverly is often sought out for her insight, vision and strategic approach to athletics. She earned her doctoral degree in leadership for higher education from Capella University and possesses both faculty and administrative experience. Beverly has served as president for the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), as well as chair for several NCAA committees, including the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Dr. Beverly is also a certified life coach.

President & CEO



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Richard H Williams, Ed.D., a tenured professor, has over 20 years of experience in academics and athletics within the collegiate ranks. An eminent scholar in the field of neuromuscular physiology and minority health disparities and policy, Dr. Williams has published numerous books, editorial volumes, electronic books, peer reviewed and non-refereed publications.


As a former athletic director, he administered an athletics program that captured a myriad of national, regional, and conference academic and athletics accolades. Moreover, he held athletics board membership with the NCAA Division II Athletics Director Association and the Minority Opportunities in Athletic Association. Dr. Williams earned his baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in kinesiology from the University of Georgia.

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