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Diversity Officer Selected

Kimberly R. Baker-Flowers, director of minority student success at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been named chief diversity officer at East Carolina University.


At ECU, she will lead the Office of Institutional Diversity, which promotes an environment that embraces, accepts and respects differences, and she will serve on the Chancellor’s Executive Council.

Chancellor Steve Ballard said, “I am delighted that Ms. Baker-Flowers has accepted our offer to join East Carolina. She was selected from a very strong field of candidates, and she impressed the search committee as well as the administration with her team orientation and her strong leadership skills.”

Baker-Flowers, who will begin at ECU on Feb. 29, has been at UMKC since 2003 and previously worked in human resources in the private sector. She holds a law degree from Creighton University and a bachelor’s degree from Holy Names College in Oakland, Calif.


This page originally appeared in the Feb. 29, 2008 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at