Does Austin College Value People of Color? Transcript of the Meeting to Cancel XC/Track
Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Team supporter Tori Dodd had a meeting with President Steven O'Day and Athletic Director David Norman on February 2, 2021, in which they stated their reasons for cutting the Distance Track/XC coach and program.
The cheapest athletics program on campus, with the highest annual percentage of men and women of color, and the only coach of color leading a program on his own.
Their listed reasons may surprise you. Read to figure out whether you think the college's decision to get rid of the running coach and program is in line with its alleged commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
This transcript was recorded on Tori's Voice Memos app for iPhone and will be published here as soon as possible in audio format too, so you can hear every word as well as read it.