Leadership and Board

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Pyeper Wilkins

Ed.D., Chief of Advancement Initiatives
Executive Director, DCCCD Foundation


Dr. Pyeper Wilkins joins the DCCCD Foundation with an extensive background in resource development, planning, facilitation, and building partnerships. With over 15 years of experience in community college, she is skilled at collaborating with business and industry, public agencies, and community and faith-based organizations to meet the needs of students and the community.

Pyeper has spent the last eight years with El Centro College in a variety of roles, including executive director of the Bill Priest Campus and associate vice president of planning, research, and institutional effectiveness. In those roles, she secured over $30 million in funding to support student success, workforce and economic development, the launch of new programs and curriculum, and facility renovation.

Pyeper received her Bachelor of Business Education degree from West Texas State University; her Master of Science degree in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University; and her doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University.

Pyeper is a native Texan. Born in Pampa, she currently resides in Rockwall with her husband, Greg. They enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with their daughter and son-in-law.