Kristina Gamble was selected as director of Berea College’s Black Cultural Center in June. A Western Kentucky University (WKU) alumna, Gamble earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology. She currently is a doctoral candidate in WKU’s Educational Leadership Doctoral program.
“I am proud to have roots in south central Kentucky and Appalachia,” Gamble said. “It is an honor to serve as the new director of Berea’s Black Cultural Center. I am fully committed to Berea’s Great Commitments and to cultivating an environment that will promote the success and development of our African American students. I am excited to begin my journey at the first interracial and coeducational college in the South.”
During her employment at WKU, Gamble worked as a program coordinator, student success coordinator for an academy created to assist the university in the recruitment and retention of students of color and advisor for Black Women of Western student organization. She presented at the first Kentucky’s Council on Post-Secondary Education’s Higher EDquity Symposium and Black social workers of Kentucky, and served as a provost’s first-year experience committee member, campus PRIDE index committee member, students of color social committee chair and executive board member for Black Leaders Advocating for the Community (BLAC) organization. Gamble also was a Martin Luther King Jr. Calendar Honoree for Bowling Green, Ky., and an Intergroup Dialogue facilitator.