Ashli Wilkins, Ph.D.

Dr. Ashli Wilkins is the Dean of Institutional Services and Community Development at Wallace Community College-Dothan, AL. In her senior-level position, she supervises the Adult Education, Advancement, Effectiveness, Human Resources, Planning and Quality, PR and Marketing, and Workforce Development Departments at the College. Dr. Wilkins also serves as the accreditation and legal liaison for the College. She believes the role of her division is to support student success and completion by shaping an environment conducive to success through effective marketing, continuous showcasing of student achievement, employing the most qualified faculty and staff, and securing external funding.

Her position allows her to work closely with all facets of the College and community to ensure that the region has a highly educated, skilled, and qualified workforce and that students receive an outstanding educational experience which prepares them for academic transfer or the workplace. Under her leadership, the College has received almost 25 million dollars in grant funds over the last four years to support cutting-edge instructional initiatives and student support services. These initiatives resulted in the College’s being named a Top Ten Bellwether Finalist in 2015 and a 2016 and 2017 American Association of Community Colleges Award of Excellence Finalist.

Dr. Wilkins received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in curriculum and teaching in 2007 from Auburn University, and she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in biology and English education from Troy University. She is involved in several professional, civic, and community organizations and is an active member of her community.