Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes featured in ESPN's The Undefeated
Dillard athletic director Kiki Baker Barnes is blazing a trail she wants others to follow
June 11, 2011
Most athletic directors at the collegiate level are white men. Barnes, an African American woman, has been leading Dillard University’s athletic department since 2006. Among all ADs in the state of Louisiana, she’s the only woman.
Tai Brown interview Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes for the 1.Question Podcast for
June 7, 2019
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, AD at Dillard and Interim Commissioner of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, visits the 1.Question Podcast on the topic of balancing priorities while serving two organizations. Dr. Barnes, in her second stint as Interim Commissioner for the conference while leading Dillard Athletics, discusses her methods of making decisions that need to be objective for one, but subjective for the other. Prioritize, strategize, and organize are the three steps that help keep her operating at a high level.
Jarrett Carter, Sr. interviews Dr. Barnes for the HBCU Digest podcast
BARNES NAMED INTERIM GULF COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE COMMISSIONER
BARNES NAMED UNDER ARMOUR ATHLETICS DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Women in Sports Day Mentors High School Students
New Orleans, LA – In the male dominated world of sports, female athletes and professionals say it’s important to support young girls and women to change current stigmas for future generations. To support this goal in sports education, Dillard University hosted their second annual National Girl and Women in Sports Day in their student union building on Feb. 9, 2019.
Grit, The Most Overlooked Ingredient of Success:“Grit is the magnet for the next level” With Kiki Baker Barnes, Ph.D., Athletic Director at Dillard University and Phil Laboon
December 31, 2018
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kiki Baker Barnes, Ph.D.. Kiki Baker Barnes, Ph.D., is athletic director at Dillard University and a trailblazer in national intercollegiate sports. She utilizes her dynamic leadership skills and powerful speaking and coaching abilities to empower leaders, teams, individuals, and organizations to unlock their full potential. As Dillard’s athletic director, Barnes facilitated the return of the shuttered athletic department following Hurricane Katrina, ultimately transitioning the program into a national model of student-athlete success and community service. Barnes is the only female athletic director for intercollegiate sports in Louisiana. Nationally, she directed organizational growth as the first elected female and first African American president of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Barnes is President & CEO of Kiki Baker Barnes LLC where she provides executive leadership and training.
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes selected to 2018 class of New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes featured in Women of More Magazine
July 31, 2018
Newark,DE – Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, is featured in Women of More Magazine issue honoring women who coach, lead and mentor everyday in sports. Other notable features include, Christine Simmons, COO LA Sparks, Linda Cohn, ESPN Sports Anchor, and Tamica Smith-Jones, PhD, Athletic Director, University of California at Riverside.
Women's History Month
MOAA Announces 2018-19 Board Selections
February 27, 2018
CLEVELAND - The Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) will welcome Kiki Barnes (Dillard University), Jason Horn (Xavier University of Louisiana), Darryl Pope (Fort Valley State University), Shondell Reed (University of Washington), Curtis Spence (New York University), and Cheryl Wong (Pac-12 Conference) to its Board of Directors beginning after the 2018 Symposium.
New Orleans Pelicans Honor Dillard University Athletic Director for Black History Month
Register for "So You Want a Career in Athletics" event now.
December 20, 2018
New Orleans, LA – Ever wanted to work in sports? Come and learn about the different career opportunities in sports. The first half of the day will feature two interactive workshops and a question/answer session with sports industry professionals. During the 2nd half of the day, participants will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes with Louisiana's only female college athletic director, Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, to get a close-up view of game day responsibilities for a college athletic director. Participants will attend the women's basketball game and be acknowledged at half-time. Click here for more information
Dr. Kik Baker Barnes slated to speak at Fit, Fyne and Fabulous Live
American Cancer Society announces Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes as a 2017 Belle
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Dillard’s Athletic Director Dr. Barnes elected to NAIA ADA Board of Directors as 2nd Vice President
June 8, 2017
(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.
Women Leaders in College Sports Launches #BecauseofTitleIX Campaign - Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes 1 of 45 women featured
April 24, 2017
Kansas City, Mo. – To honor the 45th anniversary of Title IX’s passage and celebrate more than four decades of female participation in high school and college sports, Women Leaders in College Sports is launching a #BecauseofTitleIX campaign on social media and on womenleadersincollegesports.org from today until June 23.
Every week day for 45 days, the organization will feature a woman who, because of Title IX, has benefited personally and professionally. The website will feature a Q&A profile in which each woman explains how the academic and athletic opportunities afforded to her because of Title IX have impacted her life, how other women have influenced her throughout her career, and how she’s paying that forward by championing other women and girls in sports.
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes is Keynote speaker at the 30th Annual MLK Citywide Celebration
January 11, 2017
Minden, LA – During the weekend of the 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Sunday will be a time of reflection and commemoration in honor of the late civil rights leader. The theme for this year will be “The King in Me.” At 3 p.m., at St. Rest Baptist Church, located at 611 East Union, a commemorative service will take place to honor and reflect on King’s legacy. The keynote speaker for the service will be Dr. Kiki Baker-Barnes, a Minden native and Dillard University Athletic Director.
National Black Chamber of Commerce Announces Lineup of 30 National Speakers and Salute to Veterans at Its 24th Annual Entrepreneur Conference
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes featured notable keynote speaker
June 8, 2016
Washington, DC -(Excerpts from PRNewswire-USNewswire) Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes is one of thirty prolific speakers who will be featured at the National Black Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Entrepreneurial Convention, in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 20-23, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel. Click here to read more.
Former University of New Orleans, two-sport letter winner Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes featured on podcast.
Episode 16 OF ‘THE PRIVATEER PODCAST’ Now Available For Download
May 19, 2016
New Orleans, LA (Excerpts from Richie Weaver, Director of Athletic media Relations, University of New Orleans) – Also dropping by the pod was former women’s basketball standout Kiki Baker Barnes, who starred on the Lakefront from 1995-97. In addition to her time on the hardwood, she also was a member of the UNO track and field team and still holds the school record in the triple jump with a leap of 12.19 meters. Today, she is the athletic director across town at Dillard University
Allied Moxy and Verbal Slick present an Influencer Screening in New Orleans, LA
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes honored as a "Top BOSS" of New Orleans
April 4, 2016
New Orleans, LA (Excerpts from Anglea L. Young,http://alymediarelations.weebly.com/) Verbal Slick will present a VIP Influencer screeing of the film, THE BOSS in New Orleans, LA. The BOSS AWARDS and Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey will acknowledge four (4) influential women from new Orleans, (Anita Demps, Tonya Boyd Cannon, Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes and Tracee Dundas) who are making "boss" moves through their networks. The honorees are "bosses" who are making an imprint as entrepreneurs, community leaders and women who create opportunities to help others.
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes to speak at Walker's Legacy Local Leadership Brunch
March 14, 2016
(New Orleans, La.) Are you a professional woman looking to climb the corporate ladder? Managing your first employee or team? Or, are you an entrepreneur looking to expand your territory?
If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned questions your leadership and management skill-set will be the biggest determinant of your success.
Join Walker's Legacy and Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes for a discussion on tips and tools for leading and managing your career and teams. Click here to register.
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes selected as 2015 NACWAA Administrator of the Year
July 16, 2015
(Kansas City, Mo.) Dillard University's Director of Athletics Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes has been selected as the 2015 Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). NACWAA is the premier leadership organization that empowers, develops, assists, celebrates, affirms, involves and honors women working in college sports and beyond. NACWAA takes a proactive role in advancing women into positions of influence and powerfully shapes the landscape of women leaders.
Junior League of New Orleans invites Kiki Baker Barnes to serve as a guest panelist
Kiki Baker Barnes named a 2014 Girl Scout Woman of Distinction
November 7, 2014
Take a bow, Kiki Baker Barnes, athletic director at Dillard University; Gayle Benson, business professional, philanthropist and first lady of the Saints and Pelicans; Mionne LaShe Gooch, a nuclear field electrician’s first mate first class (SW) in the U.S. Navy; and Sally-Ann Roberts, anchor of WWL-TV’s morning show and founder of Each One Save One. Three were Girl Scouts.
GCAC President Named to NAIA Board of Directors
September 13, 2014
New Orleans, La. (GCAConf.com) – Kiki Baker Barnes, athletic director at Dillard University has been named to the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) inaugural Board of Directors. NAIA Athletic Directors Association (ADA) President, Kevin Steele announced the formation of board this morning.
New Orleans Magazine: People to Watch Class of 2014
Dillard’s Barnes wins A.D. of the year for second time in career
July 7, 2014
(New Orleans, La.) The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced that Kiki Baker Barnes is the 2013-14 GCAC Athletics Director of the Year. Barnes recently completed her eighth year in the position at Dillard University, and she also serves as GCAC President. She first won the award back in 2010-11.
Kiki Baker Barnes to Speak at Girl Scouts Extravaganza
Kiki Baker Barnes Voted GCAC Athletic Director of the Year
May 5, 2011
New Orleans, LA – Kiki Baker Barnes, Dillard University’s athletic director and head women’s basketball coach, was voted Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Athletic Director of the Year by her peers at the conference’s spring 2011 meeting in Kansas City, Mo. The award is given annually to the athletic director who best demonstrates dedication, outstanding work, and commitment to excellence.