Lee Wilkerson Named Dean of Students at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus

Dean Lee WIlkerson
Lee Wilkerson, Prescott Campus Dean of Students (Photo: Embry-Riddle / Connor McShane)

Dr. Anette Karlsson, chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona, campus, has announced the appointment of Lee Wilkerson as the new Dean of Students for that community.

Since May 30, 2023, Wilkerson has fulfilled the role of Interim Dean of Students at Prescott. Prior to that appointment, Wilkerson actively supported students as the Associate Dean of Students since joining Embry-Riddle in 2021.

“Lee has worked hard to fulfill our mission of dedicated service to students, and I am confident that he will continue to do so,” Karlsson said. “His leadership, advocacy and inclusive approach, coupled with an unwavering commitment to ensuring student success, make him an excellent fit for the position. I am eager to expand upon our ongoing efforts together.”

The Dean of Students Office offers support to students through access to services, resources and advocacy. Since joining Embry-Riddle, Wilkerson has been instrumental in fostering a safe and welcoming campus environment for all, Karlsson noted.

Wilkerson brings more than two decades of experience serving students in higher education to his new role. His journey started as a resident assistant at Lees-McRae College in 2003. Subsequently, he served as an area coordinator/facilities liaison at Belmont Abbey College (2007-2010), followed by a role as the director of student housing at Cameron University (2014-2015). In 2019, Wilkerson joined Averett University as the director of housing and residence life and later took on the responsibilities of acting dean of students.

“I am honored to have been selected and thankful to Chancellor Karlsson for this opportunity,” said Wilkerson. “It is a privilege to get to serve in this role alongside such amazing staff and faculty, particularly the staff within Student Affairs.”

Wilkerson’s appointment as Dean of Students comes after a comprehensive national search. Wilkerson graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Biology Pre-Health from Lees McRae College. He then attained a Master of Business Administration degree from Lincoln Memorial University.

“We have incredible students, and I look forward to continuing to support them in achieving academic excellence, personal growth and a sense of belonging,” Wilkerson said.

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