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Wilson College President Named In Top 100 Influential Educators

Wilson College’s president, Wesley R. Fugate, Ph.D., was named to the City & State 2023 Higher Education Power 100. This accolade recognizes him as “one of the most powerful individuals in Pennsylvania education.” The 100 leaders profiled “have helped their institutions not just survive but thrive.”

“Recognition such as this reflects the excellent work of our faculty and staff,” Fugate said. “They are the people deserving of such high praise, as they are working day in and day out to transform the lives of our students. I am honored to represent them through inclusion on this prestigious list of higher education leaders.”

Fugate was chosen for his success in launching a series of affordable online degree programs, increasing the first-year retention rate to 93%, and growing the college’s unrestricted fund by nearly 75%. The organizers also noted his passion for innovation, fundraising, opportunity, and making the campus animal-friendly. They added, “Fugate has also celebrated Wilson teams’ conference championships in several sports and raised the profile of the school’s arts programs.”


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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