November 14, 2022

Heyke Kirkendall-Baker to Leave Lewis & Clark

Associate Vice President for Human Resources Heyke Kirkendall-Baker plans to retire from Lewis & Clark in January 2023.

Heyke Kirkendall-Baker Heyke Kirkendall-BakerHeyke Kirkendall-Baker, Lewis & Clark’s AVP for Human Resources, announced last week that she plans to leave Lewis & Clark on January 31, 2023 to focus on her human resource consulting business.

“I’m deeply grateful to Heyke for her years of hard work and dedication to Lewis & Clark,” President Robin Holmes-Sullivan said. “Her commitment to employees, work ethic, and love for LC will be deeply missed. The whole LC community wishes her much success in all of her future endeavors.”

An alumna of Lewis & Clark Law School, Kirkendall-Baker gained 15 years of experience as a senior-level professional in corporate business, public service, and nonprofit organizations before she returned to Lewis & Clark in 2017.

“It was wonderful coming full-circle–from student to AVP of HR–and supporting this community,” Kirkendall-Baker said. She added that she will fondly remember supporting the workshare participants during the pandemic, and pulling together as a college.

“I’m particularly thankful for all of Heyke’s great work supporting our employees through the uncertainty and upheaval of the early days of Covid,” Vice President, Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Board Secretary David Reese said. “As our workforce shifted to primarily remote work–almost on a dime–and as we implemented furloughs and WorkShare as a way to get through the pandemic, Heyke’s hard work and care for employees was critical to our success.”

The search for a new associate vice president will be launched promptly.