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Title IX at 50

Title IX at 50

Join Farmingdale State College for two discussions to celebrate Title IX, 50 years after its landmark passing, and take a look at the legislation’s impact, especially when it comes to sports.


Tue, 05/17/2022

50 years after its landmark passing, we gather to celebrate Title IX, taking a look at the legislation’s impact, especially when it comes to sports. We have assembled two outstanding panels who will each in their own ways, analyze what Title IX has meant for society, where we stand today, and what we can do to both sustain achievements and further advance the causes consistent with the legislation. Join us from 5pm to 7pm for two thought-provoking discussions. 

Sport industry leaders’ views on the impact, and future, of Title IX

The 1972 landmark legislation has changed the landscape of sports and society for the benefit of millions of individuals, especially girls and women. We bring together a stellar panels of sports and equity leaders who will share their expert perspective on how things have changed over the years, where we are today, and how we can continue to improve so that we fulfill the goals first set out 50 years ago.



  • Val Ackerman (Commissioner, Big East Conference)
  • Dr. Richard Lapchick (Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport; President, The Institute for Sport and Social Justice, University of Central Florida)

  • Dr. Donna A. Lopiano, Ph.D. (President, Sports Management Resources)

  • Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, OLY (Vice President, Community & Impact and President, FundPlay LeagueApps)

The discussion will be moderated by Sarah Axelson, Vice President, Advocacy, Women's Sports Foundation (WSF).

An Inside Look at Title IX with State University of New York (SUNY) Leaders


Join us for what is sure to be a compelling discussion about the landmark legislation, Title IX, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Our esteemed panelists from the State University of New York (SUNY) community include: a college president, director of athletics, senior associate athletic director for compliance, coaches, and athletes. Hear from these experts about their experiences and perspectives on the past, present and future of legislation that has changed sports, and the world of higher education, for the better.


  • Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner (President, SUNY Buffalo State College)

  • Celine Cannizzaro (SUNY student-athlete; Farmingdale State College, Class of 2020)

  • Debbie Dejong (Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Stony Brook University)

  • Dani Drews (Associate Athletic Director, SUNY Brockport)

  • Lenore Walsh (Director of Athletics, SUNY Old Westbury)

This discussion will be moderated by Sarbjit “Sab” Singh, Associate Professor/Chairperson – Sport Management, Farmingdale State College.

Register for the discusssions.


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