January 7, 2020

Dear Wilson Parents and Families, 

As the snow is falling outside, the student development staff is busy inside preparing for our upcoming spring semester.  Although it may not “feel” like spring just yet, the spring semester truly is a time of renewal at Wilson College, and this could not be more so than in this upcoming spring semester of 2020.  In addition to welcoming a new decade, the college is welcoming new leadership as Dr. Wesley Fugate joins us to serve as our college president.  His enthusiasm is contagious, and we look forward to all the ways he will challenge and support us as he begins his tenure at Wilson College.

The beginning of a semester always gives our returning students the time, space, and ability to “reboot” and “restart.” And, although most of our students are returning to us, we do have some students transferring in and a few first time freshmen joining us this semester.  To those students and families who are joining us for the first time this spring, I want to welcome you to the Wilson Family.  For those returning to us, welcome back!

Moving forward, as you continue to walk down the path of support for your student, I ask that you remember to do three things:  1) ask your student questions, 2) encourage your student to ask questions, and 3) empower them to use their campus resources.  They are on a long educational journey, and although it will not all be easy, there are ways that they can make the trip easier by asking for help and using the help they find all along the way.

Please let me know if I can ever be of help to you and/or your student.  My door is always open, and my ears are willing to listen.  

Wilson love,
Dean Mary Beth

Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development
& Dean of Students
marybeth.williams@wilson.edu