IKISHA CROSS – Assistant Director, Educational Opportunity Center – Tarrant County
Ikisha Cross is the Assistant Director of EOC in Tarrant County and previously served as one of the College Access Advisors for the Educational Opportunity Center in Johson County. Originally from Washington, D.C., Ikisha attended Saint Augustine’s College and earned her Associate degree in Business Administration and Management, as well as her Bachelors of Applied Science in Biblical Studies.
Ikisha was raised in a single-parent household where she witnessed firsthand the effects that education can play on a person’s financial and emotional wellbeing. Ikisha saw her mother transform her life through education as she went from being a public assistance recipient to becoming a scholar with four degrees. Now, as an Assistant Director, Ikisha helps students de-mystify and achieve their collegiate aspirations. Since joining the EOC team in 2018, ikisha has helped many students enroll in higher education. She has aspirations to implement future plans to increase the impact that Opportunity Resource Services has on the community.
When not in the office, Ikisha is a pastor at her church and an author. She loves to travel, cook, read, and spend time with her husband and four children.
“Education is the key to unlocking unlimited possibilities!!!”