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.
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.
Title: Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs
Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: Bringing the Baylor community together through celebrating and embracing our differences as well as similarities. The events, programs and celebrations that are happening through multicultural affairs and student organizations are amazing opportunities for everyone to grow in the area of understanding. I have a strong desire and passion to serve and empower underrepresented populations and to also build a relationship between all communities.
Contact Phone: 254-710-6949
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Personality: Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging—(Driven by a deep sense of empathy for others)
Favorite Baylor Memory: Attending HACU with some of the most phenomenal students at Baylor. I had fun getting to know them and building a relationship. Plus we just had a lot of fun and great memories. I also loved our first annual Multicultural Women’s Symposium. To see students from all backgrounds coming together and to be uplifted by Baylor faculty and staff was beautiful. Our Baylor women rock!
Advice to Baylor Students: Remember that all things are possible to him who believes, Mark 9:23. Enjoy life and know that GOD will open doors for you. Travel the world, get to know new people and utilize all the resources available to you at Baylor. The only limitations you have in life are the ones you put on yourself. If you ever have a question or need anything just stop by, if I don’t know the answer I will find someone who does.
Title: Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs
Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I work to encourage students to embrace other cultures as they celebrate their own. I also look at ways to get the campus and community excited about opportunities available through participation with our Big 6, Multicultural, and Greek Organizations.
Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I assist the department in providing the necessary resources and assistance to students, such as information regarding scholarships, internships, mentoring, 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.
Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I assist the department in providing creative content for events and our social media platforms and assist multicultural students organizations in creating promotional materials.
Contact Phone: 254-710-6942
Hometown: Wylie, TX and now Waco- I've been here almost a decade
Favorite Baylor memory:As an alumna staff member, every walk around campus provokes memories. I loved my time here as a student--binge-watching get togethers during finals week, hanging out with the Collins' CLs at the front desk, being mentored beyond the classroom by professors--and now I'm creating memories as a staff member.
Advice to Baylor Students:Avoid the pressures to keep going, going, going. Take time to pause and reflect each semester. Make sure your friend groups, activities, and studies are helping you become more like who you want to be.
Favorite Baylor Memory: I participated in All-University Sing while I was at Baylor! Everyone works so hard and is so exhausted by the end, but the performances make everything worth it. It’s probably my favorite tradition and I still go see it every year.
Advice to Baylor Students: Don’t be afraid to jump out of your comfort zone! Your time here is short and four years will fly by. Get involved, try new things every semester, and have fun!
Favorite Baylor Memory: Looking back at my time as an undergrad at Baylor, I loved participating in every university tradition--but the sweetest moments for me were always the smallest: connecting with students and helping them in times of need as a Line Camp Leader or CL, meals at Penland full of laughs and deep conversations with my coworkers and friends, receiving encouragement from a mentor when I needed it most, or worshiping the Lord alongside fellow students and staff in various settings. Embracing student leadership as an undergrad, though it shoved me way outside of my comfort zone, filled me with the most joy during my Baylor experience and made me truly feel like I belonged in the Baylor family.
Advice to Baylor Students: While you're here, be who God created you to be, invite others into community with you, and be courageous in pursuing opportunities outside of your comfort zone. You never know what pursuits or friendships will lead to the biggest blessings in your life.
Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: Act as a liaison between the Black Student Coalition and the Multicultural Affairs Department. Aid in the cohesion of the black student identifying organizations that make up the Black Student Coalition.
Favorite Baylor Memory: Planning my first Black Student Welcome. Coming to Baylor as a freshman I was mesmerized by the amount of opportunity for friends to become family, for organizations to become home, for me to feel like a Baylor Bear and I saw that all when walking into Black Student Welcome. It was even more beautiful to take part in constructing such a great event and see the same feelings I had as a freshman on the faces of others.
Advice to Baylor Students: Be compassionate and willing to learn about one another. Be open-minded, be humble, be thankful for those around you because you were placed in every moment for a reason and there is always something that can be learned.