The last in a series of conversations with Diverse Organizational Impact and Transformation (DOIT)-certified school presidents, this episode features Dr. David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University.
Tune in as Wilson speaks with Diverse host Ralph Newell about the times in which we live, where in so many corners of our nation, institutions are trying to wipe the challenges of underrepresented peoples from the history books and pretend those challenges do not exist or do not matter. Wilson urges students to grasp, to own, and to make this period of resistance their era to challenge what he calls the “nonsense” of today.
Along with his take on the attacks against DEI and his mission to create a living laboratory for diversity at Morgan, learn more about Wilson himself, including his upbringing in rural Alabama and what’s on the menu at the next family reunion.
- A look into Wilson’s childhood in rural Alabama
- The history of innovation and creativity in the Black community
- How Wilson’s student experience impacts his work today
- Why becoming a Research 1 institution is important for Morgan
- Creating a living laboratory for diversity on campus
- Effects of the constant attack on DEI in education
“You take what you have and make what you need. A phrase right now that is deeply rooted in the Black community.”
“Talking about loving students, well, it's a different kind of love. It’s loving the potential. It’s understanding the potential. It’s putting students in a position where they come face to face with potential, and then they marry it.”
About the Diverse Organizational Impact and Transformation Certification diverseeducation.com/page/DOIT
Eye to the Future: Morgan State University earns DOIT certification https://www.diverseeducation.com/page/Morgan-State-University
President Wilson’s bio: Biography (morgan.edu)
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