Cora Brumley

Senior Solutions Specialist

Cora H.L. Brumley joins Grand River Solutions, Inc. with 20+ years of experience in strategic leadership. Cora most recently served as a Director with the Center for Leadership and Education Equity, working  to address the root causes of educational inequities, transforming instructional practices and systems to drive K-12 student success. Cora previously served in athletics administration at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, SUNY Oswego, and Commissioner of the Little East Conference. All three earned NCAA Championships during her service to each organization.

Cora has been responsible for ensuring institutional compliance and enforcement of codes of conduct, NCAA bylaws, state and federal laws, and has expertise in the intersection of Title IX with sexual/interpersonal violence and intercollegiate athletics. She leveraged her leadership roles to pursue justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented populations, and rule/legislative reform to benefit all. Cora served on various committees devoted to diversity and legislative affairs; she is most proud of her service to the NCAA Strategic Matching Grant Allocation Committee, the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant Allocation Committee, and being selected to serve on the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association Board of Directors (and Chair of the MOAA Awards Committee, which selects the NCAA/MOAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion).

Cora earned a B.B.A. in International Economics and M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. An inductee of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Delta, Mu Kappa Tau and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies, she was also awarded the prestigious Servant Leadership Award as an undergraduate.