Executive Director of Public Art
Emily Wilkinson is the Executive Director of Public Art 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 Executive Director of Public Art, 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 and is currently working on her PhD in Higher Education Administration.
She is currently a member of the City of Lubbock’s Civic Lubbock board and the Vice President for Programs on the Texas Association of Museums’ Board of Directors.