CHARLOTTE, NC – The Division of Institutional Advancement welcomes Oralia Washington to Johnson C. Smith University as Sports Information Director in the University Communications and Marketing department.
Washington comes to JCSU after spending the last three years as Sports Information Director at Livingstone College. She is responsible for media coverage, game operations and maintaining statistical information for JCSU’s 15 sports teams and the Athletics department.
Prior to Livingstone, Washington served as assistant sports information director at Alabama A&M University from 2010 to 2015. She worked at her alma mater, St. Paul’s College, on two occasions – as SID from 2001 to 2002 and as SID and public relations director from 2009 to 2010. Washington was assistant SID at N.C. Central University from 2007 to 2009 as the school transitioned to NCAA Division I.
As a highly respected SID in the CIAA, Washington serves as press room coordinator for the CIAA Basketball Tournament and as a member of the CIAA Golf Committee. She was selected by the CIAA Commissioner to attend the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association workshop on governance in conjunction with NCAA Division II to prepare minority administrators for the NCAA DII committee service in early June 2019.
A 2000 graduate of St. Paul’s College, Washington was a two-sport student-athlete in basketball and softball. She also coached basketball, softball, and volleyball at St. Paul’s from 1999 to 2001.
Washington is well-connected among SIDs and holds memberships in the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Black College Sports Information Directors Association (BCSIDA) and the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association (MOAA).
Washington is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Order of the Eastern Star.