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Dr. Courtney Gay serves as Assistant Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Georgia (UGA). She is responsible for developing and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies for department performance in diversity and inclusive excellence.
Dr. Gay joined the UGA Athletic Association staff in October 2012 as an academic counselor. Prior to assuming her current role, she served as the Associate Director/Diversity and Inclusion Strategist at the Rankin Smith, Sr. Student-Athlete Academic Center.
Before beginning her tenure at UGA, Dr. Gay gained community affairs and player development experience in roles with the Atlanta Braves, Fort Worth Flyers (NBA G League), and the National Football League (NFL).
A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Gay earned a bachelor of journalism and a bachelor of arts from the University of Missouri, a master of science in kinesiology with a focus in sport management from Texas A&M University, and a doctorate in counseling and student personnel services (college student affairs administration) from the University of Georgia.
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