Dr. Mildred Edwards became Executive Director for the Kansas African American Affairs Commission (KAAAC) in 2010. She has a history as a passionate community leader, mobilizer and equity advocate. Prior to her appointment to the KAAAC, she served as a consultant who provided staff development training, non-profit grant writing, and federal grant evaluations.
Recently appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents, Dr. Edwards is a Past President of two Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. chapters, the Urban League of Wichita Guild, the Air Capital Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, and the Junior League of Wichita. She currently serves as the President of the Links, Inc. Wichita (KS) Chapter, is a Links, Inc. Associate Dean and graduate of the Scott Hawkins Institute. Dr. Edwards is a Council of State Governments Toll Fellow, Sunflower Foundation Fellow, Kansas delegate to the Vision 2020 Equality Project of Drexel University, Leadership Wichita and Kansas Leadership Center alumnus, and health chair for the NAACP of Kansas.
Dr. Edwards obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration/Public Relations, Master of Public Health, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Psychology from Wichita State University.