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Dr. Hendricks, a veteran collegiate athletics administrator, is currently the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Selma and the Senior Associate with the athletics consulting firm Beverly & Associates. Most recently she served as Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation and Special Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs at Keene State College (2018-2020). Her storied career included stops at Livingstone College as Dean of Students and Senior Woman Administrator, Johnson C Smith University, where she served as Interim Department Chair and Asst. AD/SWA, Director of Athletics and Assistant Professor at Kentucky State University, and Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics and Recreation at Chicago State University.

A 2000 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in physical education/athletic training, Hendricks earned both a master’s and doctorate in higher education administration from Auburn University in 2001 and 2004 respectively. In 2007, Dr. Hendricks graduated from the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females. She has to her credit numerous, local, state, regional, and national presentations and several publications that include, peer-reviewed journal articles, quantitative instruments, and health promotion training manuals.

Dr. Hendricks has received numerous awards, including 2020 Distinguished Toastmasters
Award, 2015 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated Crescent Moon Award of Excellence in Leadership and Athletics, 2008 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated National Leadership Initiative Award, the 2007 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Senior Woman Administrator of the Year. In 2012, Hendricks was selected by Auburn University as a recipient of the institution’s prestigious Young Alumni Achievement Award, recognizing extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Auburn family who are under 40 years old.
An active diamond life member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and was elected in July
2022 as the 31 st Chair of the International Board of Directors. She is a member of Order of
Eastern Star, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Incorporated, Toastmasters
International, The Links, Incorporated, and numerous other professional organizations.
Hendricks also serves as the Chair of the Carolina Christian College Board of Trustees.


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


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 and student affairs. She earned her doctoral degree in leadership for higher education from Capella University and possesses both faculty and administrative experience at both private and public institutions. Beverly has served as president for the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), as well as chair for several NCAA committees, including the prestigious multi-division NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She frequently presents for leadership programs sponsored by the NCAA and has lent her expertise at national conventions as a panelist and/or presenter. Dr. Beverly is a certified life coach and provides executive coaching.

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Richard H Williams, Ed.D. has over 20 years of experience in collegiate academics and athletics. After previous appointments at public/private Research-1 and Minority Servicing Institutions, Dr. Williams is an established administrator/scholar at the intersection of neuromuscular physiology and demographic diversity. Dr. Williams has published numerous books, editorial volumes, electronic books, peer reviewed and non-refereed publications.


As a former athletic administrator, he has led an athletics program that captured a myriad of national, regional, and conference academics and athletics accolades. Likewise, Dr. Williams is proficient in creating, implementation and evaluation of athletic strategic planning and governance.  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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