Eric Alexander Wilkinson
Director of Operations
Office: 816-932-1451 Mobile: 816-695-0816
Eric currently serves as the director of operations for Kauffman Scholars, Inc. (KSI), an access, persistence and completion program funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In his current role, he oversees administrative and operational support for all KSI programs and provides day-to-day management and facilitation of the KSI scholarship. During his time at (KSI), Eric has served in various roles ranging from an entry-level student adviser to his current role as one of the leaders of the organization.
Prior to returning to Kansas City to join KSI back in 2009, Eric worked for Pittsburg State University (PSU), as an assistant director for both the Office of Admission and the Office of Student Diversity. Additionally at PSU, Eric served as an academic adviser, faculty/staff adviser to multiple student organizations and was inducted into the inaugural class of Leadership PSU, a leadership development program for up-and-coming higher education professionals.
Eric volunteers his time at several different organizations in the metro-area, highlighted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City where he serves on the Diversity Task Force, along with board service for The Family Conservancy and The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce - GenKC. Eric also stays active with his alma mater, currently serving on the PSU Alumni Board. Eric earned his bachelor’s of business administration in management from PSU.