Newsmaker Speaker Series with Dr. David Wilson, President of Morgan State University
Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a conversation with Dr. David Wilson, President of Morgan State University.
Dr. David Wilson, the 10th president of Morgan State University, has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Wilson holds four academic degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a Master of Science degree in education from Tuskegee University; a Master of Education degree in educational planning and administration from Harvard University and a Master of Education degree in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University. He came to Morgan from the University of Wisconsin, where he was Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin–Extension. Before that, he held numerous other administrative posts in academia, including: Vice President for University Outreach and Associate Provost at Auburn University, and Associate Provost of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Wilson’s tenure as President of Morgan State University began on July 1, 2010.
Some of the university’s highlights under his leadership include:
–The elevation of Morgan from a moderate research classification of R3 (a ranking it has held since 2006), to an elevated classification of R2, a status reserved for doctoral universities with high research activity
–A second-year retention rate of above 70 percent for the past eight consecutive years
–An alumni participation-in-giving rate of 17 percent, a rate higher than most private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and higher than many public regional universities nationwide
–Procurement of the university’s largest-ever research contract, a $28.5-million, five-year contract from NASA
–The founding of a new school, the School of Global Journalism and Communication
–The continuation of Morgan’s status as the No. 1 HBCU in production of Fulbright scholars and grantees, with 149 awarded in 44 countries around the world.
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program
Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, Md., 21202
Cost: GBC members: $50
This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.
For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820 ext. 40.