Student, University Missouri, 1970. Bachelor in Studio Art, University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1973. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1977.
Postgraduate, University California, 1981.
Assistant museum registrar Art. Arts Center, Little Rock, 1972-1974. Associate curator Leeds Gallery, University Texas, Austin, 1977-1980.
Executive director Louisiana Art & Science Museum (formerly Louisiana Arts and Sciences Center), Baton Rouge, since 1980. Member grants advisory panel Southern Arts Federation, 1981, Arts and Humanities Council Greater Baton Rouge, 1982, 83, division arts Louisiana Arts Council, 1981, 85. Member advisory board United States Ship Kidd/Louisiana Naval Museum, Baton Rouge, 1981, 84, Louisiana Department Education, 1981.
State representative to council Southeast Museum Conference, 1984, 85.
Secretary Governor's Commission for Anniversary Louisiana Capitol, 1981, 82. Trustee American Red Cross, since 1986. Member Mayor's Commission for Bicentennial United States Constitution.
Member American Association Museum, Art Museum Association (regional representative since 1983), Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce (active Goals Conference 1984, 85, Leadership Greater Baton Rouge 1985, 86).
Married Ken Gikas.