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Staff Biographies


KIPA L. DAVIS

Ms. Davis joined the Institute in October 2008 as the Assistant to the Executive Director. She brings with her extensive knowledge of non-profit administration specializing in accounting procedures, branding and marketing, grants management, event planning, and database administration. Ms. Davis has a solid background in business administration and non-profit management. She has a long time interest and education in women’s studies, literature, and political science.

In her role as Assistant to the Executive Director, Ms. Davis provides essential administrative support to the Executive Director, manages budget and financial systems, provides support for the Institute’s programs and events, maintains correspondence with donors, artists, scholars, Fellows, Advisory Board members and community partners, and has developed and maintains the growing communications and marketing strategies of the Institute. Ms. Davis oversees contract agreements with host venues for the nationally and internationally travelling photographic exhibition Congo/Women. She works closely with the Institute’s Research Assistant on short and long-term research initiatives and projects. Ms. Davis works with representatives from multiple units across Columbia College including academic departments, student organizations, and various offices of the College on Institute collaborations as well as external collaborators.