COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Florida Southern College Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Katherine Loh has been appointed to the Diversity and Opportunity Commission by World Lacrosse, the global governing body for the sport of women’s lacrosse.
The brand new Diversity and Opportunity Commission will form part of a global Commission for World Lacrosse participating in strategic and policy development and, as appropriate, take the lead for specific projects and communications with an aim of positioning World Lacrosse as a champion for inclusion and diversity across all its activities.
Loh applied for a position on the new Commission, and went through a rigorous selection process. She stated, “I am really excited and honored to serve on the Commission working on a subject matter I am very passionate about.”
Loh is one of four December appointees to the committee, which is expected to begin their work in January 2021. To help ensure continuity, the terms for the initial phase of appointments to the Commissions are staggered on a one-, two-, three- and four-year rolling basis.
“As our international federation continues to grow, it is important we find ways to bring new voices and fresh thinking into our organization, particularly as we look to meet the opportunities and challenges that are before us,” said World Lacrosse President Sue Redfern. “The creation of these new Commissions and the initial phase of appointments being announced today reflect our commitment to embracing best practices among international federations while expanding the reach, impact and accessibility of lacrosse worldwide. I’m particularly pleased to see the number of former lacrosse players who have stepped forward to volunteer for these Commissions.”
Dr. Loh, currently in her second year as the FAR at Florida Southern, serves as the Secretary-General of the Pan-American Lacrosse Association (PALA), and has been instrumental in managing the logistics of incorporating the Continental Federation, convening the inaugural PALA Board of Directors, securing a headquarters with access to 11 fields and meeting space via a corporate partnership, and planning and staging the first-ever PALA Women’s Championship (2019); member of the Board of Directors of the Peru Lacrosse Association; over 20 years of experience in higher education; teaching and research focus on sports diplomacy, intercultural communication, strategic communication and conflict resolution.
Loh is a 1993 graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and went on to receive her M.A. at George Mason University (1995) and her Ph.D. from American University in 2003. She has also completed professional certifications in CITI, DDI Learning Systems, and Root Diversity Learning Map (Master Trainer).