Brandon Logan to Lead the Center for the Study of Race & Politics in Sports at Grambling State

Grambling State University in Louisiana has named Brandon A. Logan as executive director for the Doug Williams Center for the Study of Race & Politics in Sports. The Center is named after Doug Williams, a National Football League executive and Grambling State alumnus. In 1988, Williams was the first Black quarterback to win a Super Bowl.

The Center will leverage the expertise of an advisory board that will include academic leaders, athletes, politicians, and activists to:

• examine the historical role of sports and politics in addressing racial inequality and disadvantage in the domestic and global contexts;
• contribute to national discussions related to race, politics, and diversity in sports;
• promote critical, interdisciplinary, and innovative research and approaches to understanding race and discrimination;
• serve as a think tank to generate insights, identify trends and solutions necessary to achieve positive and sustainable change on race issues;
• collaborate with the NCAA and professional sports leagues to address issues of racial barriers, diversity, and access in athletics;
• and produce tangible products promoting and addressing the challenging issues of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Logan has been serving as chief executive officer of Urban Capital Partners in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of Grambling State University, where he majored in business management.

“Sport is both a microcosm and is potentially transformative of the racial issues confronting society,” Logan said. “Considering this complexity, the Doug Williams Center for the Study of Race & Politics in Sports will critically analyze the racial politics of athletics and offer thoughtful solutions to level the playing field. My goal is to develop an inclusive learning environment that equips a multi-generation of scholars and decision makers with valuable competitive intelligence that improves organizational structure and culture.”

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