In the upcoming issue of US Black Engineer magazine, Dr. Darryll J. Pines, president of the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, makes the cover of USBE‘s top academics issue. The exclusive list of educators includes Roy M. Wilson, president of Wayne State University. Stay tuned for the full list in the next issue of USBE.
Dr. Wilson became the 12th president of Wayne State University on Aug. 1, 2013.
During his inauguration in April 2014, Wilson, a leading physician focused on the themes of academic excellence, biomedical knowledge and research, innovation, creativity, diversity, and what public universities must do to respond to market forces.
He said he felt “truly fortunate to have experienced the challenges of the urban core culture, to have been immersed in diversity at both the local and global level, to have experienced the thrill of discovery of new knowledge and educational excellence where the highest of achievements for the public good was an expectation.”
In the fall of 2018, Wayne State announced that it admitted its largest incoming class ever, a 15 percent increase over the prior year. The university’s six-year graduation rate earned the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ 2018 Degree Completion Award, which recognizes innovative and successful approaches to improve degree completion and ensure educational quality.
Wayne State’s graduation rate gains were especially pronounced among first-generation, low-income, and minority students, according to the university.
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