Kimberly Flowers

Following a national search, Kimberly Flowers, an experienced leader in international development, humanitarian issues, and strategic communications, has been named executive director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs at Colby.

A magna cum laude graduate of William Jewell College, Flowers is currently director of both the Global Food Security and the Humanitarian Agenda at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., where she has led efforts to address poverty, malnutrition, and hunger in the developing world. Her career includes working at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Haiti, Ethiopia, and Jamaica and serving twice as a volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps.

“The opportunity to shape the future of the Goldfarb Center is a true honor and great responsibility,” said Flowers. “I am humbled to have been selected and look forward to becoming a part of the Colby College community.”

The search committee for this position included Adam Bowes ’21, Genesis Cazalez-Contreras ’21, Chasity McFadden ’20, Vice President and Dean of Student Advancement C. Andrew McGadney P’21, Julian D. Taylor Professor of Classics Kerill O’Neill, Vice President and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Mike Wisecup, Associate Professor of Economics Samara Gunter, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross, and Associate Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate.

Flowers begins her role at Colby March 1, 2020.