Greg Wilkins '90

Major: History/Political Science and Intercultural Studies
Work Crew: EMPOWER, International Programs
Current Job: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University Mankato

 “I love what I do,” Greg says, “because I impact the lives of the one and the many, creating future leaders across the globe.” While at Warren Wilson College, Greg co-founded the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender group that is now called Empower, and soon after he graduated he began volunteering as a “buddy”—caring for and supporting patients with HIV and AIDS.  Greg has since worked nationally and abroad on a diverse range of issues such as HIV and AIDS education, landmine proliferation, and U.S. and Mexico immigration laws.  “We have a responsibility to help those less fortunate than ourselves,” he explains, “We have a responsibility to make the world a better place.”  He has also worked for two Olympics: in 1988 he coordinated travel for the U.S. Equestrian Team, and in 1996 he was a supervisor for Athlete Services, providing for the comfort of Olympic soccer players. 

“Being at Warren Wilson allowed me to try multiple options—this helped me learn that if one door closes there are many other possibilities.”