Vice Chancellor Linda Okiror of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was recently appointed to the KIPP Delta Board of Directors.

Okiror, Ph.D, is UAPB vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Success. She is responsible for the UAPB Offices of Recruitment, Admissions, the Student Success Center, the Living/Learning Centers, and the summer Learning Institute and Opportunities for New Students (LIONS) Program.

KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Delta Public Schools is a network of KIPP charter schools offering a free, college-preparatory education to children in the Arkansas Delta.

“The organization serves more than 1,500 students across six schools in Helena, Blytheville, and Forrest City. KIPP Delta Public Schools are providing a choice to families in the Delta seeking an excellent public education for their children,” according to a news release.

At UAPB, Okiror has been a member of the enrollment management administrative team since 1998 as director of education assessment and is the 2008 founder and past director of the LIONS Program with 20 years of experience programming student summer bridging-to-college activities.

Okiror holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in crop physiology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in school leadership and supervision from Trenton State College.

She authored and co-authored grants of more than $1.5 million for programs at UAPB that support student success and faculty development.