Conversation with Richard Lapchick, Internationally-Recognized Expert on Race and Gender in Sports

Richard E. Lapchick
Event Date: March 05, 2015 - 2 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Catherine Forbes Clark Convocation and Athletic Center

As part of the Division of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs Speaker Series, the university community is invited to attend a conversation with human rights activist and pioneer for racial equality Richard E. Lapchick. Lapchick, an internationally-recognized expert on sports issues, scholar, and author, will be speaking on Thursday, March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Clark Convocation and Athletic Center. 

Lapchick founded the Center for the Study of Sport in Society (CSSS) at Northeastern University in 1984 and served as its director for 17 years. In 1993, Lapchick co-founded the Mentors in Violence Program, a gender violence prevention and education program, which has been utilized by the U.S. military, professional, college, and high school athletic teams. In 2001, Lapchick accepted the endowed chair of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business Administration. The DeVos Program at UCF is a landmark program that focuses on the business skills necessary for graduates to conduct a successful career in the rapidly changing and dynamic sports industry.

In 2014, SportBusiness International named DeVos as one of the top three graduate sport business programs in the United States as well as one of the top five graduate sport business management programs internationally. During his time at DeVos, Lapchick became the only person named as "One of the 100 Most Powerful People in Sport" to head up a sport management program. He is president of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) and has established The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), which serves as a comprehensive resource for issues related to gender and race in amateur, collegiate, and professional sports.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.