The following is a letter to the Morgan State University community from university president David Wilson, whose contract the school's board of regents has voted not to renew.
Dear Morgan Family:
I was recently informed of the Board of Regents’ decision not to renew my contract as President of Morgan State University. By any objective standard, my tenure at Morgan has been marked by measurable increases in practically every dimension at the University. There has been a 60 percent increase in the alumni participation rate, a more than 20 percent increase in federal grants and contracts, including securing the largest contract in the history of the University, which will be valued at over $30 million over the next five years. We have increased the retention rate at the University, enabling it to rise above 70 percent for two consecutive years, which represents the first time in over twelve years that Morgan has had a retention rate that high. We also have achieved many more notable accomplishments: