Tony Gaskew, professor of criminal justice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has been appointed to a three-year term on the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, effective September 2019.
The 18-member committee is responsible for reviewing issues and promoting NCAA programs and policies related to student athletes, coaches and administrators who are ethnic minorities, LGBTQ or who have disabilities. It was established in 1991 to enhance commitment to foster racial equality and diversity in collegiate athletics.
Gaskew is professor of criminal justice, director of the criminal justice program, and founding director of the Prison Education Program at Pitt-Bradford. He is the senior faculty advisor to the Pitt-Bradford Office of the President in the area of athletics.
He is a graduate of the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Fellows Institute and since 2016, Gaskew has served as the campus’ faculty athletics representative to the NCAA. As such, he plays a vital strategic and tactical role in overseeing its institutional responsibilities in the NCAA’s three broad areas of academic integrity (including academic reform initiatives), institutional control and student-athlete well-being.