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Reginald Wilson Biography

December 30, 1899


​Reginald Wilson, ACE Senior Scholar Emeritus since 1998, has been the impassioned champion of the richness and positive values gained by increasing diversity at our nation’s colleges and universities. His career as a visionary leader and teacher has inspired and benefited many. Wilson joined ACE in 1981 as director of the Office of Minority Concerns after serving as the president of Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan for 10 years.

In addition to authoring numerous books, articles, and research studies, he co-authored ACE’s Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education, a publication he began in 1982. He is also the co-author of Human Development in the Urban Community, the author of Think About Our Rights: Civil Liberties and the U.S., and an editor of Minorities in Higher Education and Race and Equity in Higher Education. Wilson previous served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Education, The Urban Review, and About Campus. Wilson received his PhD in clinical and educational psychology from Wayne State University and is a licensed psychologist in Michigan and Washington, DC. He has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of Wayne State University and received the Anthony Wayne Award, as well as the Distinguished Service Medal of the City of Detroit. The American Association of Higher Education also has bestowed the Harold Delaney Exemplary Leadership Award upon him.

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