Senior Vice President & Secretary, Arizona State University

Dr. Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson


Dr. Christine K. Wilkinson is the Senior Vice President and Secretary of the University; President and ASU Alumni Association President and CEO; and Managing Director, Trustees of ASU. Among her other executive roles, Dr. Wilkinson has served as the vice president of student affairs and the university’s interim athletic director on three separate occasions. She is a tenured faculty member in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College.

Her current community engagement includes serving on the following boards: Valley of the Sun United Way, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Arizona Business Leaders Association, Japanese American National Museum Governors, Pat Tillman Foundation and ASU InvestU. She is also on the National Leadership Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Community Advisory Council for Wells Fargo Bank, and the Arizona Educational Foundation Advisory Board. She is a member of the Arizona Women’s Forum, Charter 100, and ASU Women & Philanthropy.

Dr. Wilkinson was inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame as the first Living Legacy in education and received the Most Admired Leader Lifetime Achievement award from the Phoenix Business Journal. In 2018, she received the Tempe Community Council’s Don Carlos Humanitarian Award and was selected as one of the Most Influential Business Women by the AZ Business Magazine. She also has received the Tempe Business Woman of the Year from the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Leadership Woman of the Year, the CASE Crystal Apple Award, and received additional community awards for leadership and service. Her educational background includes: BA in Education with distinction from ASU, an MA in Education, Counseling Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from ASU.