Tanesha Ford
"Access to information is the key to exploring options. I love that SMKCS is a one-stop shop, providing access to information for individuals as they navigate the variety of educational opportunities in Kansas City. I regularly share the website to individuals I come in contact with who need a place to start the process!"
Tanesha Ford serves as the executive director for Kauffman Scholars, Inc. (KSI), and is responsible for oversight and management of the program. She provides direct supervision to the operations manager and coaching manager, as well as the career and alumni development coordinators. Prior to joining Kauffman Scholars in 2008, Tanesha gained knowledge and experience in student affairs, student support services and residence life at both Muskingum University and Lehigh University. She earned a master’s degree in college student personnel administration and a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Central Missouri. Tanesha volunteers her time as a board member for Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City. She is an alumna of the Centurions Leadership Program of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and also serves as the Scholarship Chair for the Jackson County (MO) Chapter of The Links, Inc.