Ben Wilson started at Kansas Athletics in July of 2015 as a Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development before promoted to Interim Director of Student-Athlete Development in November of 2015. In July 2016 Wilson became the Director of Student-Athlete and Professional Development, and was later promoted to Senior Director of Student-Athlete Development and Leadership in 2022, a role in which he currently serves. Wilson responsibilities include developing and creating professional development opportunities for all Jayhawk student-athletes, overseeing the KU Leads Leadership Academy, and advising the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Wilson was a member of the KU cross country and track and field’s teams (2010-2013) while earning his Bachelor of Science in Education, Sport Management. He would go on to receive his Master of Science in Education, Sport Management from KU in December of 2014. While in grad school he spent time as a substitute teacher and K Club intern.
Wilson and his wife Leslie, both lifelong Jayhawks, reside in Lawrence with their dog Bandit and enjoy cheering on the Jayhawks.