Staff Associates

Dr. Kimberly Black currently serves as the Program Director of the Leadership Living and Learning Center. She previously served in the New Student Programs department as the Senior Coordinator for New Student Leadership. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Kimberly attended Seattle Pacific University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Ministry. She went on to receive her Master’s in Theological Studies from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and her Doctorate in Higher Education Leaderhship and Management from Regent University. Kimberly is committed to enhancing student learning and leadership experiences through innovative cross-curricular collaboration; capturing and connecting the learning occurring both in and outside of the classroom. She enjoys journeying alongside students as they dig deep; learning to faithfully, winsomely, and boldly live and love from a place of authenticity.

Dr. Jamie Lopez is a clinical psychologist and the Coordinator for Multicultural services at the Baylor University Counseling Center. Her duties as the Coordinator of Multicultural Services are focused on supporting university services to students, both at the Counseling Center and across campus, of all cultural backgrounds, removing barriers and celebrating diversity while helping other departments do this as well. Currently, she is helping facilitate staff trainings on Religious diversity and Interfaith dialogues. Originally from Puerto Rico, Jamie received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Mental Health. She also attended Ponce Health Sciences University where she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Since coming to Baylor University, she has been involved in several cultural humility committees, and has helped facilitate several community support programs for diverse students. Jamie is committed to the Counseling Center’s diversity vision statement, “to engage in a journey of multicultural competency, and seek growth in our understating of diversity to both the Baylor community and the global community”.

Robert Leis is Assistant Director for Global Baylor, an initiative working to advance internationalization across campus and to promote our community focus on global challenges, diversity, and cultural humility. Having lived and worked in Korea for seven years, Bobby understands what sorts of cultural adjustments our students will face in living and studying abroad, as well as what our international students might find challenging about American culture. As an agent of internationalization, he is able to effectively pursue the Baylor University mission, “preparing men and women for worldwide leadership and service in a caring Christian community.”

Bo White came to Baylor University in 2016 as Director of Study Abroad within the Center for Global Engagement. Prior to moving to central Texas, he served as Director of Study Abroad and in International Risk Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-2016). Bo served in international humanitarian organizations from 2003-2013 in senior executive roles where he gave oversight to international staff, international internships, and launched University partnerships around relief and development projects ranging from USAID to faith based initiatives. He has earned degrees from Central College, Covenant Theological Seminary, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, researching the place of faith-based institutions in the social sector and recently published his first book (A Time to Question Everything, 2018, Wipf and Stock). A trained facilitator with the Cultural Intelligence Center who has traveled to over 45 countries, he has also presented at various international education conferences including IIE, the Forum for Education Abroad, and Lessons from Abroad.