About Kenya K. Hobbs
Kenya K. Hobbs is a community relations leader with 25 years of leadership experience building relationships, connecting key stakeholders, planning and implementing initiatives that increase engagement, strengthening advocacy efforts on behalf of historically marginalized populations, and driving community transformation at the grassroots level.
Mr. Hobbs currently serves as the Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator and Honors Program Co-Director for Medaille College. Mr. Hobbs manages and oversees diversity programs and services, and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Hobbs is responsible for helping to build diverse student, faculty and staff populations, creating opportunities to engage in discussions with diversified groups inside and outside the classroom, and providing programs and services that emphasize the importance of an inclusive campus environment.
In addition, Hobbs serves the college in the following capacities:
- Chair, President’s Advisory Council on Diversity & Inclusion
- Chair, Minority Faculty & Staff Committee
- Co-Chair, Bias Protocol Response Team
- Co-Director, Honors Program
As the Title IX Coordinator, Hobbs is accountable for successfully managing Title IX compliance on campus, including the implementation of all appropriate training for the entire campus community.
- B.A., University at Buffalo
- Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) through the National Diversity Council
- Certified in Conflict Resolution from Cornell University
- Certified Standards of Professional Practice Institute, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)
I live by a simple mantra that says "I can't make it without you." It's derived from a biblical passage of scripture found in Joshua 1:13-15 verses. Essentially, it my little reminder of the interconnectedness that we share. No one really achieves anything alone. We have the ability to impact each other's lives in both positive and negative ways. I am encouraged daily to be a positive influence, because I recognize that every interaction matters. We have a role to play in each others lives, let's be intentional about making investments, rather than withdrawals from the happiness of others.
I'm naturally very shy.
Investing in people to create a better world.
All the things that I don't know could fill up several libraries!
Believe in yourself, collaborate with others, and always strive to leave any place you enter better than when you arrived.