Morgan State President to Stay in Place for the Time Being

In December 2012, the board of regents of Morgan State University in Baltimore voted to remove president David Wilson from his job. After protests from students and faculty, the board reversed its decision. In the spring of 2013 the board gave Wilson a one-year contract that expired on June 30, 2014.

Now the board has renewed President Wilson’s tenure as president beginning on July 1. But no fixed length of service was given and regents simply stated that Dr. Wilson will continue to serve “at the pleasure of the board.”

Prior to becoming the 12th president of Morgan State University, Dr. Wilson was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. During a more than 30-year career in higher education, he has held administrative positions at Rutgers University, Kentucky State University, Radcliffe College, Auburn University, and Tuskegee University.

Dr. Wilson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tuskegee University. He earned a second master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Harvard University.


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