Bill Wilson
Associate Vice President for Development and Major Gifts, Kentucky State University (Retired)

William H. Wilson has an extensive background in education and marketing. Before retirement, he was the Associate Vice President for Development and Major Gifts at Kentucky State University and he was the Deputy Executive Director for Education and Outreach for Kentucky Educational Television, the nations largest public television network. From 1975 to 1981, he served as Director of Instructional Television for the Cambridge Publishing Division of the New York Times. His background also includes a teaching position and assistant principalship at Lexington’s Lafayette High School.

A native of Lexington, Wilson received his Bachelor’s degree in history and political science form Kentucky State University, and a Master’s Degree in educational psychology from the University of Kentucky.

He has served as an organizational leadership consultant to a variety of corporations and organizations including the Georgia Association for Land Grant Colleges and Universities in Atlanta, Georgia; The Ford Foundation in New York; and the Educational Development Corporation in Newtown Massachusetts.

Wilson is active in numerous local, state, and national organizations and has received several honors for his contributions in the field of adult and continuing education.

Currently, he serves on the board of directors for the Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass, The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, The United Way of the Bluegrass, The Lexington Philharmonic, The Lexington Fayette- Urban County Planning Commission, the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, the Saint Joseph Hospital Council, the Lexington Children’s Theatre, and the YMCA’s Black Achievers Program.

Wilson enjoys sports (tennis and golf), reading and music. He is married and is the father of one son.