Cindy Wilkes
  • Director of Administration, Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Cindy Wilkes is director of administration at Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Cindy is an experienced Rice administrator, having spent five years as senior department administrator in the department of materials science and nanoengineering. Prior to that time, she served as budget and financial manager in the office of graduate and postdoctoral studies. She holds a B.S. degree in finance from the Franciscan University of Stuebenville. She has served on a number of committees within the university to facilitate staff development and improve university processes. Externally, Cindy has been involved in board and finance committee membership for non-profit organizations in the Katy area over the past 20 years.