Terri Carmichael Jackson (C’89, L’92)

Women's National Basketball Players Association

Executive Director

Terri Jackson is the executive director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association, which works to protect the rights of players and assist them in achieving their full potential on and off the court. Before assuming this role, she served as the WNBPA’s director of operations.

Prior to the WNBPA, she was with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Indianapolis, most recently serving as the director of Law, Policy and Governance. In this role, she was the primary contact and staff support to university chancellors, presidents, and athletics administrators who comprised the Association’s highest governing body, the NCAA Board of Governors.

Jackson also served as the associate director for the NCAA’s Office of the Committees on Infractions, where she led the training for members of the Division I and II Committees on Infractions on NCAA enforcement reform.

Prior to her time at the NCAA, Jackson served as legal counsel for athletics and, later, assistant general counsel and FOIA officer for the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). At UDC, she worked closely with NCAA Athletic Department senior staff on Title IX Compliance, student-athlete welfare, NCAA rules education, and corporate sponsorship agreements.

Jackson has also taught courses on Women in Sport at American University, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word, and Tulane University.

A native of Metuchen, New Jersey, Jackson earned her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Georgetown Law. Jackson and her husband, Jaren, have one son, Jaren Jr.