The board of regents at Morgan State University in Baltimore voted unanimously to extend the contract of president David K. Wilson for seven years. Dr. Wilson will now lead the university through 2030. Dr. Wilson became president of Morgan State University in 2010.
“There’s a lot more work to be done,” President Wilson said. “We’re building a research powerhouse here at Morgan, and the pieces we’re putting in place now, along with the work that is being undertaken, will enable the university to continue making a consequential impact on the communities we serve, long after my stewardship has concluded. It is a profound honor to serve as president at one of the nation’s best and fastest-rising universities. I am humbled by and appreciative of the board of regents’ continued trust in my capabilities and vision as president.”
The board’s support was not always so strong. In early December 2012, the board of regents voted not to renew Dr. Wilson’s contract. After students, faculty, and alumni protested the decision not to renew Dr. Wilson’s contract, the board of regents changed their decision. His contract was renewed and extended again in 2018.
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 in Alabama. He earned a second master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Harvard University.