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J’Aime Jennings recognized as YMCA Black Achiever

Feb. 16, 2022 J’Aime Jennings recognized as YMCA Black Achiever

Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences associate professor J’Aime C. Jennings was named a YMCA Black Achiever and recognized for her work at the YMCA Black Achievers 43rd Annual Celebration held Feb. 26. at the Galt House Hotel.

Jennings is the first Black woman to have earned tenure at UofL’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences. As site co-director for the National Science Foundation supported UofL Center for Health Organization Transformation, Jennings brings expertise in organizational research and strategic management. She studies how organizations identify and implement strategic initiatives to improve access to and quality of health care. 

Jennings earned a PhD in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of West Georgia, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Georgia.

Jennings serves on the Commission on the Status of Women and is co-chair of Campus Climate and Cultural Competency for Employees, a subcommittee of the UofL Campus Environment Team, which advises the university president on diversity, campus climate and environmental issues. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and recently concluded her three-year term as a board member for the Chestnut Street YMCA.

The YMCA Black Achievers event celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of local students, professionals, and community partners. Congratulations to UofL’s Cultural Center director for Black & Multiracial Initiatives, Leondra Gully, who was also named a YMCA Black Achiever.

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