Jan M. Carpenter-Baker
Mid-Western Regional Director
Jan M. Carpenter-Baker was elected to serve as the 2014-2016 Mid-Western Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in March 2014 at the 84th Mid-Western Regional Conference. She is the 30th Alpha Kappa Alpha woman to serve in this position.
Jan M. Carpenter-Baker began her membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in 1977 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been a member of Mu Omega Chapter in Kansas City since 1981.
With a strong passion to serve the Sorority and the community, she has participated at the local, regional and international levels serving in numerous key leadership positions.
She served on the International Program Committee and was a liaison for the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Summit from 2002-2006. She also was instrumental in writing grants for the sorority’s MLK Day of Service initiatives.
She has also served as the Mid-Western Regional Information Officer, Cluster Coordinator and representative to the International Program Committee. Locally, she was President of Mu Omega Chapter.
There are twelve members of her family who are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, including her sisters, Sandra L. Carpenter and Martha A. Carpenter, who are members of Mu Omega Chapter.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Master’s in Health Administration and Management and Leadership from Webster University. She is employed as an Independent Life Research Analyst.
Active in the community, she serves as vice president on the Board of Directors of Woodlands at Citadel, which serves the elderly and the disabled. She was a founding member of Metropolitan Leadership Institute, Incorporated and serves as vice president of the Board of Directors.
She is also a member of the NAACP, the Urban League, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
A woman of faith, she is an inspirational speaker and a certified Stephen’s minister who shares the Gospel with others as a believer in Christ. She resides in Kansas City.