Annual Unity Breakfast planned for Friday, January 14
William H. Wilson will be the guest speaker at the Annual Somerset Community College Unity Breakfast on Friday, January 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Citizens National Bank Community Room, located in the Harold Rogers Student Commons. The breakfast is held to honor the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The public is invited, however, reservations are requested. Call Elaine Wilson, SCC Director for Cultural Diversity, to make your reservation at 606-451-6915. The event is free to the public.
William H. Wilson has an extensive background in education and marketing. He is currently Associate Vice President for Development and Major Gifts at Kentucky State University. Before retirement, 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 Lexingtons Lafayette High School.
A native of Lexington, Wilson received his Bachelors Degree in history and political science from Kentucky State University, and a Masters Degree in educational psychology from the University of Kentucky.
He has served as a 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 Newton, 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 Childrens Theatre and the YMCAs Black Achievers Program.
Wilson enjoys sports (tennis and golf), reading, and music. He is married and is the father of one son.