Nikita Haynie

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  • Interim Director

Contact Info

Kansas Union - Office 426
1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Nikita Haynie (she/her) is the Interim Director for the Center of Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD). Nikita is from Atlanta, Georgia, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in African American Studies from Clayton State University, a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from the University of Omaha Nebraska. To her position as Director, she brings ten years of progressive experience in Higher Education in supporting students in their developmental journey by creating a mode of self-discovery and providing a safe and inclusive campus community experience. She has a fervor for writing as bringing awareness to the historical disenfranchisement and silencing of Black women's voices and their experiences within the literary canon as a feminist practice rooted in the tenets of Black Feminist Thought. She has written for a plethora of platforms writing content intersecting Black womanhood, faith, and culture. Nikita is committed to enriching the holistic student experience through an intersectional feminist lens. In her personal time, Nikita enjoys writing, reading, spending time with her close family and friends, and traveling.




MFA in Writing, University of Omaha Nebraska, Omaha, NE
M.S. in Higher Education Administration, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
B.A. in English Literature, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA