Study finds lack of diversity at top jobs

Updated: November 17, 2009, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A new study finds a lack of diversity in the key leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools and conferences.

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida released the report Tuesday. It found that for the 362 campus leadership positions studied, more than 91 percent of the officials were white.

The report examined positions such as conference commissioners, school presidents, athletic directors, faculty athletics representatives and head football coaches. It found that white men made up 77.5 percent of presidents and 82.5 percent of athletic directors.

Institute director Richard Lapchick says "the numbers simply do not reflect the diversity of our student-athletes."

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