July 18, 2007
ATLANTA – LaChina Robinson, the director of women’s basketball operations for the Georgia Tech, has completed her studies at the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.
The NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females was designed to address the critical shortage of senior-level women of color in athletics administration at NCAA member institutions and conference offices. Robinson was one of 24 exceptional women to complete the 12-month leadership training and skills development experience enhancing their job-related competencies in selected areas through completion of four professional development sessions, practical work and a week-long intensive workshop.
“I really enjoyed the session focusing on leadership styles,” said Robinson. “I was asked to go home and speak with people at work about my leadership philosophy and was able to gain really good feedback. It helped me get a grasp on what my style of leadership is and it has truly helped me grow.”
With the program behind her, Robinson looks to take what she has learned and utilize it in her career. She enters her fifth season as director of operations for the women’s basketball team and wants to take on more administrative responsibility. In the future Robinson sees herself following many of the program’s alumni and working her way towards a career as a Senior Women Administrator for a major athletic department or working as a commissioner at a conference office.
“I am just very thankful to Coach Joseph and the Georgia Tech administration for supporting me through this process,” added Robinson. “This is where my interests lie and they have given me a chance to accomplish my goals.”