The “Women in Preservation” virtual speaker series features women from a variety of backgrounds to explore historic preservation in Arkansas, its importance and relevance in today’s world, and ways we can better recruit women and people of color to the field and encourage the preservation of sites associated with underrepresented communities.
Cheryl L. Batts, CEO & Founder of P.H.O.E.B.E., “People Helping Others Excel By Example” was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was educated in Arkansas, Iowa and Indiana before receiving a B.A. in Nonprofit Management from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. Batts has spent the past twenty years preserving, protecting and promoting the historical and cultural resources of the African American Community in Hot Springs Arkansas. Batts has served on numerous boards, including Preserve Arkansas. As a Historian she has been involved with the Arkansas Museum Association, Arkansas’ Afro-American Genealogical Society, and Garland County Historical Society. She has over twenty years as a Meeting and Conference Manager, and has been recognized statewide for her public service.
Cheryl L. Batts
Upcoming speakers include:
Watch Patricia Blick’s October 13th talk here.
This project is supported by DEMX Architecture.