TEMPE, Ariz.—Arizona State University Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson will be inducted into the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation Hall of Fame on Wednesday, June 11, the organization announced in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
The induction ceremony will be held during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon at the 49th Annual NACDA Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The Hall of Fame class also includes Kevin Anderson, the Director of Athletics at the University of Maryland; Ian Clarke, the Chief Financial Officer for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment; Kerry McCoy, head wrestling coach at the University of Maryland; Brisco McPherson, Director of Athletics at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma; Donald Remy, Chief Legal Officer for the NCAA, and Kenny Williams, the Executive Vice President of the Chicago White Sox.
Williams is the father of former Sun Devil football standout Kyle Williams, who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Past McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation Hall of Fame inductees with ASU ties include former Sun Devil football cornerback Mike Haynes (2010) and former Vice President for University Athletics Gene Smith (2007). Former McLendon Foundation Pioneer Award recipients include Herman Frazier (first African-American to win a Gold Medal and return as Chef De Mission of the U.S. delegation at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece) and Charles Harris (along with Mike Garrett and Tom Goss, the first three African-American athletics directors to take a team to the Rose Bowl when it was the traditional Pac-10 vs. Big Ten match-up).
About the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program: The John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. More information regarding this program is available at www.mclendonminorityfoundation.com.