Hannah Wilks pictured in front of the flatirons
Director
Volunteer Resource Center

1669 Euclid Avenue
UMC 454
UCB 207

Hannah is originally from Colorado. She grew up in eastern Colorado on a farm. She attended the University of Northern Colorado as a first-generation student and became actively involved in Phi Sigma Pi, the Women’s Resource Center, and student government Diversity Council.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minor in Women’s Studies from UNC. She received her M.A. from the University of Colorado Denver in Political Science, focusing on Local Government Administration and Leadership. Her thesis examined different quota based systems for women in elected offices around the globe. Hannah started a position at the Women’s Resource Center in 2007 and has continued to work in higher education.

Hannah has been the Director of the Volunteer Resource Center since 2014. She has led the department in strategic planning, budgeting, and program development while focusing on creating a culture of volunteerism on the CU Boulder campus. Ensuring that diversity and inclusion are central to student learning and engagement practices in our communities has been important to advance the VRC under her leadership. She enjoys supervising staff, coming up with ideas for new programs, and supporting campus-wide initiatives to encourage students, staff, and faculty to be active and engaged members of our communities.

In her free time Hannah listens to audiobooks and podcasts on politics, biographies, history, and current events. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, making other people laugh through storytelling, and serving on boards and committees in the state.