A former Wayne Community College president receives a special honor at the local college.
Tuesday afternoon, the Dr. Edward H. Wilson Jr. Administrative Suite was unveiled at WCC.
WCC Interim President Dr. Patty Pfeiffer says Wilson left a mark on the college and the local community, setting an “example that is rigorous for any successor to follow.”
Foundation of Wayne Community College Executive Director Adrienne Northington says Ed Wilson was synonymous with education in Wayne County.
Northington says Wilson left his mark with various facilities across the WCC campus.
WCC Board of Trustees Chair Geoff Hulse says Wilson was the perfect person to bring Wayne Community College into the 21st Century.
Hulse says Dr. Wilson cared about education, particularly the WCC institution, its students and staff.
Dr. Wilson called it a humbling event, and says he still loves his time with WCC and the Wayne County community
Wilson served as the college’s fourth president for 15 years (1992-2007) as well as its Educational Development Officer for five years (1973 – 1978) and two years as Associate Vice President for Instructional Services(1978-1980).
He also held positions at the NC Department of Community Colleges, Roanoke-Chowan Community College, NC State University, and several grade schools.