Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

Far Western Region

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated®

Far Western Region

Ida L. Jackson Leadership Institute

The Ida L. Jackson Institute is designed to impart knowledge of core leadership skills through the use of high quality evidence-based education. Each Institute graduate will be poised to lead with excellence.

Leadership Institute Areas of Emphasis

  • Graduate Basilei Academydesigned to support and empower graduate chapter Basilei through interactive and impactful workshops, networking and relationship building.
  • Emerging Leadersdesigned to assist all members of the region, at all levels of leadership, assuring they are supported, enlightened and enhanced, by providing the appropriate building blocks to ensure leadership at the beginning level.
  • Speaker Seriesdesigned to provide specific areas of focus to all members of the region, at all levels of leadership, through featured guests and topics.
  • Undergraduatesdesigned to provide support to the Undergraduate Affairs Committee through an enhanced undergraduate experience complete with leadership and life skills training, learning modules and resource guides.

Meet the Faculty

Laureen Bryant Kenneybrew, Dean

Ruthe Morgan Grigsby, Assistant to the Dean


  • Va Lecia Adams-Kellum
  • Antoinette Banks
  • Jessica Brown
  • Tamela Cash-Curry
  • Deborah Cotton
  • Emma Houston
  • Dorthea Johnson
  • Ashley Joseph
  • Gwen Lawton
  • Lysa Liggins
  • Cheryl Mason
  • Victoria Morris-Ivie
  • Irene Outlaw
  • Sydney Powell
  • Billie K. Rayford
  • Berna Rhodes-Ford


Upcoming Events

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