Public Art Director
Emily Wilkinson is the Public Art Director in the Office of Facilities Planning & Construction, joining the department in early 2014.
Working with a committee, Wilkinson oversees the Public Art Collection and Program at the Texas Tech University System, which solicits, evaluates and commissions original public artworks to complement construction projects undertaken by the Office of Facilities Planning & Construction. She also handles the upkeep, maintenance and public education of the artworks in the collection.
Prior to her role as Public Art Manager, Wilkinson was the Helen DeVitt Jones Endowed Manager of Education for the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas. She also has worked as a museum educator for the Lubbock Lake Landmark, Museum of Texas Tech University and the Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater.
Wilkinson holds two master's degrees from Texas Tech University—one in museum science and another in education.
She is currently a member of the City of Lubbock’s Cultural Arts Grant Review Committee and the Texas Association of Museums Educator's Committee, an advisory board member for Lubbock ISD Partners in Education and a former member of the Texas Tech University System's Public Art Committee.