Texas Tech University

Difficult Dialogues Series to Focus on College Athlete's Compensation

The Texas Tech University Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center (CCAAC) will host a panel discussion for the second spring installment of the Difficult Dialogues series. The discussion, “College Athlete's Compensation,” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday (March 3) in the Education Building, Room 001.

Jody Roginson

Jody Roginson, assistant professor of practice in public relations and sports media, will serve as moderator.

Other panel members are:

  • Brian Shannon, faculty athletics representative to the NCAA and Big 12 Conference
  • Anna Hollingsworth, former softball student-athlete at UT Permian Basin
  • Julian Munroe, Texas Tech men's track and field assistant coach
  • Benedict Iloanya, CCAAC student assistant

Ruben Lopez, CCAAC unit coordinator, said the professors and students chosen for the panel have backgrounds in college athletics.

“They can better answer questions about why students should or shouldn't be compensated for their participation in athletics, in addition to their normal scholarships,” Lopez said. “This will give students and members of the community a chance to show up and voice their opinions on the topic and learn how that discussion is being had on campus.”

A third installment in the Difficult Dialogues series March 31 will focus on the U.S. presidential race. The final installment on April 5 will focus on healthcare reform. Each will take place at 6 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 001.

For more information about Difficult Dialogues Program, visit its website.

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