Institute for Families in Society

Faculty and Staff

Deborah Wilkerson

Title: Administrative Assistant
Department: IHPR
Institute for Families in Society
Phone: 803-777-2546
Derobah Wilkerson

My professional career began at age 20 as a computer manufacturing associate with NCR. In my 32 years with the company, I held many different positions from production associate to technical support to administrative assistant. In 2010, I ventured in a new direction when I secured a position with WP Rawl & Sons, a century old commercial farm in Lexington County. At Rawl, I worked in the transportation department as an administrative assistant and dispatcher to over 70 drivers where I was privileged to learn the ins and outs of the farming business as well as the transportation industry. I developed a deep appreciation for truck drivers and the sacrifices they make every day to do their job.

In December of 2019, I began working at IFS as an administrative assistant. I love to help others and I am excited to start this new journey where I can apply all my skills and talents to doing just that. I look forward to new challenges, expanding my skillsets, and becoming a strong member of the IFS team so that I can help to make a positive impact in the lives of the people our work supports.

On a personal note, I really enjoy a good football game and especially like NFL games. I have been a huge Atlanta Falcon fan since 2003 when I attended my first pro game at the Atlanta Dome. Playing Scrabble and Spades, camping, and traveling are other pastimes I like to engage in, but it is really all about spending time with friends and family. I have an amazing son, an awe-inspiring daughter-in-law, three beautiful grandchildren, and one formidable cat.