INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ––
The NCAA announced that The University of Tulsa football student-athlete Chris Paul has been added to the NCAA Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity (CPCDE).
The committee was established to review, endorse and make recommendations regarding diversity and inclusion matters that impact the Association.
Paul completed his junior season in 2020 and has started 28 contests in 32 career games played. He has started games throughout his career at right tackle, left guard and right guard. Paul was a second-team American Athletic Conference selection in 2020.
He currently serves as the chairperson of The American's SAAC executive board for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years and is the AAC's representative to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Paul, who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer information systems, is a member of the University Ambassadors, the Student Association, the Black Men's Initiative, the Future Alumni Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Tulsa.
Paul has personified the meaning of student-athlete, excelling academically and athletically while serving the community. He was named to Tulsa's Ultimate Team in 2019-20, an award that recognizes the school's top student-athletes based on academic success, athletic achievement, campus involvement, character and community outreach. A top-10 freshman in 2018-19, Paul has volunteered at the Children's Hospital at Saint Francis, Read Across America, Lift Up America and at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
The CPCDE shall review and react to recommendations from the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, receive information and explanations of Association-wide activities, review and react to topics referred to it by the Board of Governors, and provide comment to the Board of Governors on Association-wide matters of interest.