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Seton Hall University

June 30, 2016 15:00 ET

Charles Grantham to Serve as New Director of Center for Sport Management at Stillman School of Business

Charles Grantham Joins Seton Hall University From NYU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - The Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Grantham as director of the Center for Sport Management following the retirement of Founding Director Ann Mayo, effective August 1, 2016.

Professor Grantham is deeply involved in professional sports, in both an academic and professional capacity. Currently, he is an adjunct professor in the Stillman School's sport management program and a visiting clinical assistant professor in New York University's School of Professional Studies, Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media and Business. At NYU, he regularly teaches courses in "Antitrust and Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports," "Professional Sports Franchise Operations," "Contracts and Negotiations" and "Leagues and Governing Organizations."

Grantham served as a consultant to the plaintiffs and their counsel, Michael Hausfeld, in the Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA lawsuit, and has represented National Basketball Association (NBA) players including Tobias Harris, Charles Oakley and Amar'e Stoudemire.

Grantham also played a pivotal role in the advancement of the NBA. As a union executive with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) from 1976 to 1995, he transformed the NBPA from a mere bargaining unit to a multifaceted organization designed to enhance the League's image and protect the NBA's greatest asset -- its players. As a principal negotiator, he helped to establish the League's four historic Collective Bargaining Agreements between 1980 and 1995 and was an architect of the industry's first revenue-sharing/salary cap business model -- a multi-billion-dollar labor contract.

Grantham has been a keynote speaker and lecturer for numerous organizations and universities and has appeared frequently in the media including serving as an expert analyst for Bloomberg Television News during both the NFL and the NBA lockouts. He has authored articles featured in The New York Times, SportsBusiness Journal, and, in which he proposed a method by which college athletes can share in revenue generated by the use of their likenesses.

Grantham has an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and has completed doctoral course work in administration and organizational management at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Education.

"I am excited to welcome Professor Grantham to his new role at Stillman and I also want to thank Ann Mayo, whose legacy is a unique and very successful program, one that has attracted talented students nationally and internationally," said Joyce Strawser, dean of the Stillman School of Business.

The Center for Sport Management at Seton Hall University has built a solid national and international reputation for excellence in sport management education, and was among the first to offer an undergraduate business degree in sport management and an AACSB-accredited M.B.A. with a sport management concentration.

The Center offers some of the leading business degree programs in sport management in the country. This interdisciplinary program includes courses in sport law, management, marketing, economics and finance, and prepares students for positions in professional and intercollegiate athletics and the industries that serve them. Students gain exposure to all facets of the business of sport, including sport sponsorship relationships, team and league equity issues, player management labor relations, and a wide variety of ethical dilemmas facing business professionals in both professional and amateur athletics.


Established in 1950, the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University maintains professional accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business -- AACSB International. The School is also among the select group that has achieved both business and accounting accreditation, a distinction earned by less than one percent of the world's business schools. The School integrates technology, ethics, and core business skills into challenging undergraduate, graduate and unique dual-degree programs, and is committed to enriching each student's life through an ethics-centered education focusing on transforming concepts into business practice. Known for academic excellence, the Stillman School has received national recognition from Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

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One of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership -- developing students in mind, heart and spirit -- since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 academic programs, Seton Hall's academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car from New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university's nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark.

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