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Meet Our Staff

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Diana Balderas

  • Title: Administrative Associate
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: Office area
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-6948
  • Hometown: Waco, TX
  • Strengths: Achiever, Belief, Includer, Maximizer, Developer
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

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Pearl Beverly

  • Title: Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: We work to encourage students to taste other cultures as they enhance their own. We also look at ways to get the campus and community excited about opportunities available through student organization participation. We seek to provide quality education and entertainment through our programming efforts.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-6948
  • Hometown: Snyder, TX
  • Strengths: Context, Arranger, Relater, Learner, Connectedness
  • Favorite Baylor Memory: The day I graduated from Baylor University. I have always loved going to graduation and meeting the parents of the students, but graduation took on a whole new meaning when I marched across that stage-a real Baylor Bear at last.
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Keep your eyes on the end product.

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Kelley Kimple

  • Title: Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I assist the multicultural student associations, fraternities and sororities with leadership development and their programming efforts.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-6949
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO--I love the STL!!!
  • Strengths: Relator, Harmony, Input, Learner and Achiever
  • Favorite Baylor Memory: I honestly would have to say that one of the best memories that I have here at Baylor is when I went to the 2008 graduation in May. Being able to see so many of the students that I had interacted with and impacted their lives in some way, finally make it to the end of the collegiate journey by crossing that stage made my heart sing. I felt like a proud Mama, which the people sitting near me thought that I was since I was screaming so loud for everyone. It got to the point where those sitting around me actually asked for me to scream for their daughter as well, and I did!!
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Make sure that you take full advantage of all the opportunities that you have here at Baylor University. This is your time to truly become the person that you want to be. Do everything that you can in order to achieve your goals and be successful in life. Be open minded to those things that are different from you so that you can walk away from your college experience with a holistic education and a fuller perspective on this world we are living in.

Geoffrey Griggs

Geoffrey Griggs

  • Title: Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-3004
  • Hometown: Louisville, KY
  • Strengths: Includer, Achiever, Belief, Responsibility, Restorative
  • What I am Looking Forward to at Baylor: I am passionate about helping students because somebody once helped me. Here at Baylor, I am looking forward to using my education that I have obtained over the years and utilizing my many skills and attributes that I have been blessed with as an asset to the students and the Waco community.
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Trust in God, Believe in Yourself, and Dare to Dream!

Sharyl Loeung

  • Title: Resource Specialist
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I assist the department in providing the necessary resources and assistance to the students, such as information regarding scholarships, internships, and leadership development.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-1698
  • Hometown: Farmers Branch, TX, but I consider Waco home now
  • Strengths: Individualization, Strategic, Relator, Arranger, and Analytical
  • Favorite Baylor memory: When I first came down to Baylor for Truett Seminary orientation I was expecting to be a commuter student. The moment I stepped foot on campus I knew this was the place I needed to be full time. My husband and I came to orientation on a Friday, decided we were moving on a Saturday, packed a suitcase Sunday and classes started Monday. A couple that we had just met at orientation let us stay in their guest bedroom. Others helped us look for jobs and an apartment. That’s the kind of community you find at Baylor.
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Make it a priority to find a way to stay connected to something you already love and to find something new. Finding this balance will help make you a well-rounded individual.


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Anika Strand

  • Title: Graduate Apprentice
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I assist the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs and multicultural student organizations with the implementation of events.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-7982
  • Hometown: Knoxville, TN
  • Strengths: Woo, Belief, Empathy, Positivity, Developer
  • What I'm looking forward to at Baylor: I'm thrilled to be studying what I am passionate about: working with students! I can't wait to cheer on the Bears at every possible opportunity and also finally having an excuse to own cowboy boots!
  • Advice to Baylor Students: College is about academics, but it's also about discovering who you are as a person. Don't be afraid to grow and change. Get involved on campus and plugged in at a local church. This is where you'll gain invaluable life experience and make lifelong friendships!

  • Chelsea Brown

    Chelsea Brown

    • Title: Graduate Apprentice
    • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I assist the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs and multicultural student organizations with the implementation of events.
    • Contact Phone: 254-710-1396
    • Hometown: LaGrange, GA
    • Strengths: Analytical, Deliberative, Harmony, Discipline, and Consistency
    • What you are looking forward to at Baylor: I love sports, so I am excited to cheer on the Bears for the next two years. I hope to take full advantage of the opportunity to learn more about Student Affairs and to get to know Baylor students and equip them with the tools they need to succeed.
    • Advice to Baylor Students: Take advantage of everything Baylor has to offer. It’s easy to get into a comfortable routine during your college years, don’t be afraid to step outside of it. Go to an event you don’t know anything about, kayak down the Brazos, explore Waco, use this time to learn inside and outside the classroom.