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Alumni Association president among state's most intriguing women

Dr. Christine Wilkinson
February 08, 2012

ASU Alumni Association President Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson recently was named as one of Arizona’s “48 Most Intriguing Women” as part of the state’s Centennial Legacy Project. The designation was granted to a select group of contemporary women whose leadership and commitment have contributed in a positive way to the future of Arizona during the state’s celebration of the centennial of its statehood.

Wilkinson, who in addition to her position with the association is also senior vice president and secretary of the university, has served in various leadership roles at ASU during long tenure with the institution. Beyond the ASU community, she has been actively engaged with many Valley nonprofit boards, including the American Red Cross, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Valley Leadership named Wilkinson its 2009 Woman of the Year.

The 48 Women project, created through a partnership between the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona Community Foundation, determined its honorees through input from a nomination process that attracted hundreds of entries. Wilkinson is joined on the list by influential women such as Cindy McCain, Barbara Barrett, Jeanne Herberger, and former Arizona Govs. Rose Mofford and Jane Dee Hull.
A luncheon to honor Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women will be held at noon, Monday, March 26, at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale.

Additional information on the Arizona Centennial Legacy Projects initiative is available at