endrix College was the first Associated Colleges of the South institution to appoint a Chief Diversity Officer who reports directly to the President.
Currently serving the College as Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Ms. Kesha Baoua spent the last seven years at Hendrix as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Before that, she spent six years heading the College's Office of Multicultural and International Student Services.
A native of Gum Springs, near Arkadelphia, Baoua graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas's Honors College with a bachelor's degree in sociology, and continued her studies there to obtain a Master of Science degree in training systems. She and her husband, Boukary, have a three-year-old son.
Amber Jackson joined the Office for Diversity
and Inclusion as Program Manager in 2017. She brings to her work vast
experience in research and programming in education, government agencies, and
nonprofits. She holds a Master of Public Service from the University of Arkansas
Clinton School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Social Work from the
University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
As an alum of the Arkansas School for
Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, she serves as a member of the alumni
association's executive team. Married for 15 years, Amber lives with her
husband, daughter, and three dogs in Little Rock.