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Collin D. Williams, Jr.

Collin D. Williams, Jr. is Director of Leadership and Education Programs in the South region for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE). Previously, he worked in Social Responsibility and Player Programs for the National Basketball Association and as the Assistant Director of Player Engagement for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. His research explores how undergraduates’ social experiences influence engagement, academic performance, campus climate, and post-college outcomes, especially for students and athletes of color from low-income, first-generation college, and other underrepresented backgrounds. His research has been featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Huffington Post, the Washington Post, TIME magazine, and more than 300 other national and local media outlets.

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