Trevor Bates Is the New President of Wilmington College in Ohio

Trevor M. Bates is the new president of Wilmington College in Ohio. He is the nineteenth president in the college’s 150-year history.

Founded by Quakers, Wilmington College enrolls slightly more than 1,200 students according to the latest data supplied by the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans are 10 percent of the student body.

“I understand the transformational impact that Wilmington College can have on students,” Dr. Bates said in accepting the new appointment. “It is the type of institution I have dedicated my professional life of service to. It the greatest honor of my professional life.”

Dr. Bates comes to Wilmington College after 20 years of progressive leadership roles at several institutions. Most recently, he was the vice president of academic affairs, dean of faculty, and professor of health sciences at Mercy College of Ohio, which has campuses in Toledo and Youngstown.

Dr. Bates holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Millikin University in Illinois. He earned a master’s degree in kinesiology with a sports medicine concentration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a doctor of health sciences degree in leadership and organizational behavior from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri.


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