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Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism

Hear Dr. Kiki Baker Barners from Dillard University explain how she overcomes obstacles with optimism.

Meet Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes

After Hurricane Katrina, Dillard University in New Orleans was forced to shut down its athletics program. The school relied on the leadership of Kiki Baker Barnes, Ph.D., as the new Athletics Director to resurrect the program. Now, like all of us facing the current situation, she’s tackling each day the same way – with unbounded optimism. 

Hear how Dr. Barnes:

  • Keeps herself and team motivated every day

  • Finds ways to unleash her power in trying times

  • Helps unlock individual potential with the keys everyone possesses

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Title: Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism



Meet Your Hosts and Presenters

  • Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, AD Dillard University, Under Armour AD of the Year 2019, and Chief Energy Officer

Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes has distinguished herself as an outstanding professional, community servant, and mentor. With the mission to “live my life in a manner that inspires others to use their power to unlock the potential within," she assumed the leadership role, athletic director, in Dillard’s athletic department in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. Learn More 

  • J.D. Fox, Director of Partnerships, PrestoSports

With a passion for sports and technology, J.D. brings a wealth of experience and insights into the future of sports technology platforms and their impact on the fan experience.