Richard F. Wilson served as the President of Illinois Wesleyan University from 2004-2015. Dr. Wilson gave special attention to developing a strategic plan for Illinois Wesleyan, strengthening the University’s financial position, and conducting the largest fund-raising campaign in the school’s history.

President Wilson earned master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education from the University of Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in education from Alderson-Broaddus College, where he began his career in higher education as Director of Admissions. He is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi national honor societies.

President Wilson and his wife, Dr. Patricia Wilson, have two children, Adam and Rachel.


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Remarks and Messages

From the President's Desk, Richard F. Wilson

Inauguration of Richard F. Wilson