Governor appoints AIMS director to human rights commission

Doris Clark-Sarr

Doris Clark-Sarr
Director of AIMS

Gov. Steve Beshear has recently appointed Doris Clark-Sarr, director of Adventures in Math and Science (AIMS) at Murray State, to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

The Kentucky General Assembly created the Commission on Human Rights in 1960. The board is made up of 11 commissioners and 36 staff members. Its mission is to eradicate discrimination in the commonwealth through the enforcement of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, which was passed in 1966 and made discrimination illegal on a state level.

As a commissioner for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Clark-Sarr will share in the responsibility of developing policy for the commission, assisting in the hiring of an executive director, day-to-day agency management and approving all recommendations regarding case disposition.

“I am honored to be recognized on a state level for my work with civil rights and volunteerism in the community and state,” Clark-Sarr said.

Clark-Sarr is a Mississippi native but grew up in Paducah. She received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and two master’s degrees from Murray State in public administration and organizational communication as well as a Ph.D. in urban higher education from Jackson State University. She has been the director of Murray State’s Adventures in Math and Science program since 2000.

Adventures in Math and Science is a federally funded, educational program for high school students. Each year, approximately 100 students from the area participate in a six-week residential program on Murray State’s campus. AIMS offers college credit through MSU as well as financial aid counseling and ACT workshops.

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