Karrin E. Wilks, Ed.D.
Karrin E. Wilks is the Senior Vice President and Provost at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), the largest undergraduate institution in the City University of New York (CUNY), serving over 25,000 students. She has served in public higher education administration for over twenty-five years and has extensive experience developing and evaluating policy and programs aimed at improving student learning outcomes, particularly for underserved populations. Areas of special interest include college readiness and K16 partnerships, developmental education, assessment, evidence-based practice and planning, and improving pedagogy across disciplines, particularly through writing to learn. Prior to joining BMCC, Dr. Wilks served as the Senior Vice President and Interim Provost for Medgar Evers College, the only predominantly black institution in CUNY. Before serving as Interim Provost, Dr. Wilks held the position of University Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the CUNY Central Office of Academic Affairs. Prior to joining CUNY, Dr. Wilks was the Senior Vice President for the Vermont State Colleges. She taught writing and humanities courses at the Community College of Vermont and served on the faculty of the Vermont Leadership Institute for many years. Dr. Wilks has an Ed.D. in policy and leadership development and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Vermont, and a B.A. in history/creative writing from Middlebury College. She lives in New York City and has three grown children and a granddaughter.