The partnership extends Nike’s focus on deepening its relationships with HBCUs, working alongside schools that share a long legacy in developing the next generation of global change agents. NIKE, Inc. will also support Florida A&M Athletics student and athlete development programs, offer internships, and coordinate networking opportunities for Florida A&M students.
“Florida A&M has a rich tradition of excellence on the court and field, including not only athletic success, but equally important academically, preparing for future careers and community engagement,” says Sonja Henning, vice president of Nike league partnerships for North America. “Through our ongoing relationship with Florida A&M Athletics, we will have the opportunity to partner with some of the nation’s most outstanding student-athletes and the next generation of leaders.”
As part of Nike’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, Nike increased its HBCU hires from 8 percent in 2019 to 18 percent in 2020 through new partnerships with organizations including the National Black MBA Association and Reaching Out MBA. .