Jessica Wilkes

Veteran and Military Student Services Director

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Jessica Wilkes serves as the Director for the Veteran and Military Student Services Office.  She conducts outreach activities to identify veteran and active military students and designs support programming to promote academic success and social integration.  She serves as an advocate within the institution for the interests and needs of veteran and military students and serves as the point of contact for community partners and employers. She helps connect veterans with campus community resources and support they need to be successful students.

Jessica served 12 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a combat videographer. Her service has been an asset in helping her relate to and understand the unique needs of student veterans. Upon leaving active duty in 2012 she completed and received her Bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education Development from Southern Illinois University. Jessica first came to the College in 2015 as the office manager for the ROAR Scholars program.