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CANCELED - York College to host Elon professor who will discuss on March 24 how sport offers avenue to explore divisive topics

March 04, 2020
Professor Cara Lucia
Cara Lucia

An Elon University sport management professor will discuss how sport offers an avenue for individuals to explore divisive topics at 7 p.m., March 24, in York College's DeMeester Recital Hall. The talk by Cara Lucia, "Leading Conversations in Divisive Times: Narratives from the World of Sport that Empower Dialogue," is open to the public free of charge.

Lucia is an associate professor for the Sport Management department in the School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. She is also president-elect for NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, an association for which she has served in various national leadership roles, including faculty for the School of Collegiate Recreation; co-convener for the Leadership Commission; facilitator for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit; and member of the Strategic Planning Task Force, Research and Assessment Committee, and Governance Committee.

During her time as the co-convener for the Leadership Commission from 2012 to 2015, Lucia served as co-editor for a sourcebook titled “Student Leadership Development through Recreation and Athletics.” The book is significant for collegiate recreation and higher education with more than 800 NIRSA institutional members receiving a copy.