December 2, 2013 3:38 PM

UMKC breaks ground with introduction of Carla Wilson as athletic director

Before Carla Wilson took the podium at a Sprint Center gala, six other speakers addressed an audience of about 150 friends, family and student-athletes. But there was meaning to the celebration beyond naming a new boss of UMKC’s 16 sports. According to the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators, Wilson becomes the only African-American woman athletic director in Division I who doesn’t work at a historically black college or university.

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