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December 12, 2012
Morgan State University is the leading historically black university in the State of Maryland. As of today, our crisis is outrageous and overwhelming to say the least. We need a strong leader in the person of David Wilson at the helm of Morgan State University. In this case, the Board of Regents are wrong in their decision not to extend his contract ("Morgan State refuses to renew contract of president," Dec. 11). Please take a look at the facts of Mr. Wilson's record and the tremendous progress he has had in two years.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
The Morgan State University Board of Regents on Tuesday extended President David Wilson's contract indefinitely. The new contract begins July 1, when his current one expires, and has no end date - rather, Wilson will serve "at the pleasure of the Board. " "Morgan is a very special institution, which I have enjoyed leading now for four wonderful years," Wilson said in a statement. "Granted, we have a lot to do but our trajectory is upward. " In the statement, Board Chairman Kweisi Mfume acknowledged the challenges facing higher education and particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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NEWS
December 14, 2012
As a former member of Morgan State University's board of regents from 1993 to 2011, I served on the search committee that recommended hiring David Wilson as president. I am appalled and disappointed by my former board colleagues' decision not to renew his contract when it expires next year. After the board unanimously selected Mr. Wilson as president in 2010, I had to ask myself some very difficult questions regarding my ability to help him take the university to the next level. As a result, I made a very conscious decision that it was time for me to step down, and I asked Gov. Martin O'Malley not re-appoint me to the board for another six-year term.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
The president of Morgan State University was recently a finalist for a job as head of the public college system in Wisconsin, but ultimately withdrew his name from consideration. David Wilson was one of five finalists vying to be head of the University of Wisconsin System, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The job went to Ray Cross, an internal candidate, in January. Before coming to Morgan, Wilson had worked as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension.
NEWS
December 10, 2012
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:  Significantly improved the financial health of the University as confirmed by rating agency reviews.   Accommodated a 10.5% percent increase in enrollment while State support has remained level.
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By Childs Walker | childs.walker@baltsun.com | December 15, 2009
As the first college graduate from a sharecropping family in rural Alabama, David Wilson came to regard education as the country's most powerful agent for change. That faith has fueled Wilson's actions throughout his steady ascent as a leader of universities. The next president of Morgan State believes in research not simply for its own sake, but as a tool to solve problems in America's struggling communities, urban and rural. At Rutgers University, he helped to earn a community empowerment grant that spurred development in Camden, N.J. At Auburn University, he reworked the tenure program to benefit faculty who addressed community problems with their research.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff | May 7, 2000
When David Wilson begins his slide talk at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, the audience is plunged into darkness. That works practically and poetically. After all, it's David Wilson, meaning you're in the dark even when the lights go up. Who is this man, really? Really, what's he up to? You have to ask. You have to ask as soon as you walk into the auditorium and you hear this odd music streaming from two little box speakers at the podium. It sounds like a cross between a violin and an oboe, maybe a viola and a bassoon, an instrument playing with such abundant sadness that it straddles the line between tragedy and comedy.
NEWS
April 27, 2005
On April 25, 2005, DWIGHT T. WILSON of Glen Burnie, loving husband of Jean Wilson; devoted father of Judith Schafer, David Wilson and Kathleen Rudiger; he is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral Home, P.A., 1 Second Ave., SW (at Crain Hwy) Glen Burnie, on Thursday from 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
The board of regents failure to renew the contract of David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, is a grave mistake in judgment ("Morgan State board refuses to renew contract of president," Dec. 11). As a 1950 graduate of Morgan, and the school's alumnus of the year in 2007, I have participated on many committees and projects at the university. I have worked with and observed the leadership and administration most of presidents since my graduation. I am extremely proud of the academic and physical growth at Morgan, especially under Earl S. Richardson's leadership.
NEWS
September 24, 2005
On September 23, 2005, THOMASROYSTON WILSON, beloved husband of Janice H. Wilson of Annapolis, MD. Loving father of Ricky Wilson, David Wilson, Kelly Wilson, Kimberly Wright and Kim Rildoft. Stepfather of Kurt Geisinger, Kenneth Geisinger and James Geisinger. Grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 2. Visitation will be Sunday, September 25, from 7 to 9 at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis, MD. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 26 at 11 A.M. preceded by a visiting time at 10 A.M. at the Asbury Methodist Church, 78 Church Road, Arnold, MD 21012.
NEWS
June 21, 2013
Scale model aircraft take to the skies at Airplanes of the World, Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Konterra Model Air Park, 6050 Van Dusen Road. Spectators are welcome; remote control pilots are required to pay a $10 fee and have a current valid American Modelers Association membership card to participate. Watch the flight of scale-model aircraft ranging from biplanes of early 20th-century up to today's jets, including fixed wing, helicopter, electric, gas and glow.
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By David Wilson | May 13, 2013
I recently spoke at a seminar at Harvard on the theme of education as a civil right. Among other things, the seminar conveyed the urgency as well as the intractability of the problem of low college completion rates for certain groups of young people in our society. I directed my remarks toward the low college enrollment and graduation rates for students from families in the lower half of the income distribution. While other panelists noted how increasing numbers of racial and ethnic minorities could influence college enrollments, I noted that the low-income problem affected all groups.
NEWS
December 17, 2012
As a former Morgan State University faculty member for more than a decade, I often used the word hope when speaking of President David Wilson ("Morgan state University refuses to renew contract of president," Dec. 11). He brought to the university a genuine interest in the concerns of faculty, students and staff through frequent small meetings and large forums that were never intimidating. Morgan prior to Mr. Wilson had a tendency toward insular thinking and little interest in getting or using the opinions of all but a select few. Mr. Wilson attempted to change that.
NEWS
December 15, 2012
Reports that Morgan State University's board of regents had declined to renew President David Wilson's contract when it expires next June undoubtedly came as a great disappointment to those who hoped the school could thrive under his leadership. His departure after less than three years leaves the school facing an uncertain future at a critical moment in its history, along with the prospect that the precipitous manner of his dismissal may make finding a strong replacement much more difficult.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
As a former member of Morgan State University's board of regents from 1993 to 2011, I served on the search committee that recommended hiring David Wilson as president. I am appalled and disappointed by my former board colleagues' decision not to renew his contract when it expires next year. After the board unanimously selected Mr. Wilson as president in 2010, I had to ask myself some very difficult questions regarding my ability to help him take the university to the next level. As a result, I made a very conscious decision that it was time for me to step down, and I asked Gov. Martin O'Malley not re-appoint me to the board for another six-year term.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
The board of regents failure to renew the contract of David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, is a grave mistake in judgment ("Morgan State board refuses to renew contract of president," Dec. 11). As a 1950 graduate of Morgan, and the school's alumnus of the year in 2007, I have participated on many committees and projects at the university. I have worked with and observed the leadership and administration most of presidents since my graduation. I am extremely proud of the academic and physical growth at Morgan, especially under Earl S. Richardson's leadership.
NEWS
June 13, 2006
On June 10, 2006, ROBERT W. WILSON of Columbia, and formerly of Virginia Beach, beloved husband of the late Rose Freda Wilson, devoted father of Nancy Brown and her husband Bill, David Wilson and his wife Diane and the late Gordon W. Wilson, dear father-in-law of Della Wilson, loving brother of the late Louise Mc Crory and dear grandfather of Gordon Wilson, Diana Gould, Kara Hawkins, Melinda Wilson and Lt. Rob Wilson. Also survived by six great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.
NEWS
December 12, 2012
Morgan State University is the leading historically black university in the State of Maryland. As of today, our crisis is outrageous and overwhelming to say the least. We need a strong leader in the person of David Wilson at the helm of Morgan State University. In this case, the Board of Regents are wrong in their decision not to extend his contract ("Morgan State refuses to renew contract of president," Dec. 11). Please take a look at the facts of Mr. Wilson's record and the tremendous progress he has had in two years.
NEWS
December 10, 2012
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:  Significantly improved the financial health of the University as confirmed by rating agency reviews.   Accommodated a 10.5% percent increase in enrollment while State support has remained level.
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