Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College in Michigan, announced that she will retire on June 30, 2016. Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran has served as the 17th president of the college since July 2005. Before being named president of Kalamazoo College, she was vice president and dean at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Earlier, she held posts at North Carolina Wesleyan College and Winston-Salem State University.
President Wilson-Oyelaran is a native of Los Angeles and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in child development and early childhood education from Claremont Graduate University.
After receiving her graduate education, Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran taught for 14 years at the University of Ife in Nigeria. She returned to the United States in 1988.