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Pat Chun to lead Pac-12 anti-racism advisory group

The WSU athletics director will co-chair.

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Washington State Cougars athletics director Pat Chun will hold a prominent role in a newly launched anti-racism initiative by the Pac-12, the conference announced on Wednesday.

Chun will co-chair the Social Justice & Anti-Racism Advisory Group with USC faculty athletics representative Alan Green; the group will also include “four members each among the student-athlete leadership team, athletic directors, senior women administrators and faculty athletic representatives,” the conference said via news release.

There will be one other member of the group: The conference’s “Head of Diversity & Inclusion” — a newly created position that has yet to be filled. According to the conference, “The new position will be responsible for ensuring that best practices in minority hiring and advancement are implemented at the Conference, and ensure coordination with and support for campus heads of diversity and inclusion. This senior leadership role reflects the Pac-12’s commitment to meaningful change and advancing the same values of diversity and inclusion as represented on member campuses.”

This is a really cool honor for Chun, who was the first Asian-American AD of a Power 5 school. In his short time in charge in Pullman, Chun has proven himself to be one of the best ADs in the conference, and it’s awesome to see WSU at the forefront of these initiatives.

You can read about it in more detail here.


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