Spirit of the Gift Biography Project

Histories of the men and women behind WSU's endowed funds

Opportunity Endowed Scholarship in Business

An admirer of the “entrepreneurial spirit of Wichita,” Paul Jackson moved to the city in hopes of realizing his dream of owning his own business. In 1992, the Kansas State University graduate founded Vantage Point Properties, a commercial real estate development and management company. Although not an alumnus of Wichita State University, Mr. Jackson realizes the importance of supporting the community in which one works and lives. A member of the “We are Wichita State” campaign cabinet, he and his wife, Lisa, have led by example, establishing the Opportunity Endowed Scholarship in Business; created with the adult working student in mind who is in pursuit of a degree in business. Mr. Jackson's additional university and community involvement includes the WSU Center for Real Estate Advisory Board and the Kansas Humane Society.