Board of Education

Ms. Irene Caudillo


Irene Caudillo is the president/CEO for El Centro, Inc., an organization that works to strengthen communities and improve the lives of Latinos and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities.

She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Throughout her career, she has developed children and youth programs for nonprofit organizations including El Centro and Wyandotte Mental Health Association in Wyandotte County. She previously worked with the Kansas City Missouri Health Department as the first minority health outreach coordinator. Other positions she has held include executive director for Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Inc., director of family strengthening for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and director of clinic operations for Swope Health Services.

Mrs. Caudillo’s service to the community goes beyond her career with involvement in numerous community boards including AIRR, Community Housing of Wyandotte County, KU Advancement Board, University of St. Mary’s Board of Trustees, UMKC Public Administration Advisory and Hispanic Advisory Boards.

She and her husband, Ryan, have three children.

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Term Began 7/1/15