”Sports is both a microcosm and is potentially transformative of the racial issues confronting society. Considering this complexity, the Doug Williams Center for the Study of Race & Politics in Sports will critically analyze the racial politics of athletics and offer thoughtful solutions to level the playing field. ‘World-class’ and ’excellence’ have been synonymous with the history of Grambling State University and its athletic program. The Center will embody these qualities in the continuation of this institution’s legacy.- Brandon A. Logan
Brandon A. Logan is the Executive Director of The Doug Williams Center for the Study of Race and Politics in Sports. Having been coached by Doug Williams during his matriculation at Grambling State University, the role is a perfect fit for his life mission of service-driven leadership for the holistic social advancement of all communities he serves.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Logan has built his life’s work at the intersection of business, community, and mentorship. Logan has carved a niche for himself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker with accomplishments recognized on local, national and international levels. He received the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award and the 2016 Community Impact Award by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. He was honored as a Community Legend by the San Antonio Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and named by Essence Magazine as one of the 50 “Baddest Brothers” in America. President Barack H. Obama has recognized Brandon A. Logan for his outstanding contributions, as has the United States Marine Corps, Rotary International, SA2020, and the San Antonio Express-News.
Recently, he served on the Board of Directors at The We Can Learn Foundation, Najim Family Foundation, Pre-K 4 San Antonio, Rotary Club of San Antonio, and Valero Alamo Bowl. In addition, Brandon serves on the Executive Advisory Boards for the SAISD Foundation, San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, TexStar National Bank, The UT Health San Antonio Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, and GSU College of Business.
As the 107th President of the Rotary Club of San Antonio, Brandon addressed the most pressing issues affecting the advancement of humanity, while enhancing the quality of life for residents. He was named the Rotary Club of San Antonio’s Outstanding Young San Antonian for 2016 and was awarded Rotary International’s highest honor for individual Rotarians—the “Service Above Self” Award—for his selfless contributions to his community and beyond.
Continuing his devotion to community service, Brandon served as Chairman of the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, where he elevated the standard of participation for the Nation’s largest MLK, Jr. March by increasing the march participants to a record of 300,000 people and raising over $400,000 in scholarships.
Logan graduated Cum Laude in three years from Grambling State University, where he was named Grambling Football Scholar Athlete of the Year and was a member of the 2005 national championship team. He is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and his accolades from the fraternity include the Louisiana Scholar of the Year and the highly coveted International Citizen of the Year Award.
He has also received the Beacon Award from Grambling State University, Distinguished Alumni Award from Grambling University National Alumni Association and is a Bayou Classic Marines in Excellence in Leadership recipient. Furthermore, he is a proud graduate of Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program, Leadership San Antonio Class XXXVI, FBI Citizens Academy Class 17, Air War College’s 63rd National Security Forum, and Leadership North East Class of 2018.