Board of Trustees

David Kwabena Wilson, Board Trustee

David Kwabena Wilson


  • President, Morgan State University


  • BS in Political Science from Tuskegee University
  • MS in Education from Tuskegee University
  • EdM in Educational Planning and Administration from Harvard University
  • EdD in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University

About David Kwabena Wilson

David Kwabena Wilson is the 10th inaugurated president of Morgan State University—Maryland’s preeminent public urban research university. Wilson has a long record of accomplishment in his more than 30 years in higher education administration. Prior to assuming his current position, Wilson served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin Extension; vice president for University Outreach and associate provost for Auburn University; assistant and associate provost for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Camden); and director for the Office of Minority Programs at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.

Wilson is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAA&S) and serves on the Lumina Foundation Board of Directors and the NCAA Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors. He is the former chair of the HBCU/China Network, and in 2010, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Among the many recognitions received throughout his professional career, Wilson has been awarded the Maryland Senate’s First Citizen Award and the Transcendent Order of the African Eagle Award by the African Diaspora Nation and the African Union. In addition, Wilson has been named as a Baltimore Business Journal Top 10 CEO, an AFRO Newspaper Person of the Year, a Baltimore Sun Business and Civic Hall of Famer, and one of the Maryland Daily Record’s Power 30 in Higher Education.

In addition to his academic degrees, Wilson was bestowed with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Tuskegee University.