Tiffany D. Tucker is the Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and serves as the chief operations officer and is responsible for the department’s day-to-day operations. She is one of Sports Illustrated’s 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Tiffany is the 2022 recipient of the NIKE Nell Jackson Executive of the Year Award, the UNCW Kathleen Berkeley Inconvenient Woman Award for her activism on behalf of others and issues of social justice and gender equality, and a nominee for the 2022 WILMA Magazine Women to Watch Award. Tiffany recently partnered with Yahoo Sports and Degree to launch the Bracket Gap Challenge and Gender Equity Initiative. She is a graduate and former women’s basketball player at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a two-time ACC Champion. She received her master’s degree from Hampton University and is a former women’s basketball coach.
The Education Amendments of 1972 banned sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs and introduced the landmark law known as Title IX. The landmark law, Title IX, paved the way for gender equity in higher education, notably increasing the participation of girls and women in athletics. As athletic programs are considered educational programs and activities, the penalty for non-compliance with Title IX is the loss of federal funding for an institution. While it has been 50 years since the introduction of Title IX and girls and women have made progress in equity, representation, and access to athletics, barriers continue to exist. CITI Program’s Title IX: 50 Years and Modern Challenges webinar is available to meet institutional needs.
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