Tanesha Ford

Program Director, Kauffman Scholars, Inc.

Tanesha Ford serves as the program 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 at several organizations in the Kansas City area, highlighted by her service as a board member for Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City and Alpha Pointe. Tanesha 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.