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(Kansas City, Mo.) Dillard University Director of Athletics Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes has been elected to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Athletics Directors Association (ADA) Board of Directors as Second Vice President. She assumed the leadership role in Dillard's athletic department in 2006 and has served on the ADA Board since 2014 as an inaugural member. She is also President of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.
"I'm grateful for my colleagues' vote of confidence and I look forward to serving the association," said Barnes.
The NAIA-ADA Board of Directors includes one representative from each NAIA conference including the Association of Independent Institutions (all). The new ADA Board of Directors include: Quin Monahan (President), Mike McCaffrey (Vice President), Dr. Barnes (2nd Vice President) and Joe Glover (Secretary) will be tasked with promoting the ADA within conferences, working to provide professional development opportunities and mentoring for ADA members, and recognizing outstanding achievements by Athletic Directors within the NAIA.
"We are honored to have Kiki represent the GCAC on the Board of Directors as Second Vice President," said GCAC Commissioner Steve Martin. "She has been an invaluable resource to me and is an incredibly dynamic leader. She will bring a unique voice to the board and I'm sure will have the same type of impact working with leaders from around the country that she's had at Dillard and with the GCAC."
Dillard University's President also echos what other professionals have said about Dillard's Director of Athletics.
"Dr. Barnes has established herself as a national leader for intercollegiate athletics," said Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough. "We are proud of this latest role and the way that she continues to represent Dillard University."