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October 23, 1998

Carver visiting scholar arrives Oct. 28

by Anne Dolan

Iowa State's seventh George Washington Carver visiting scholar is a licensed psychologist with expertise in civil liberties and racial equity in higher education. Reginald Wilson, a senior scholar for the last 10 years at the American Council on Education, Washington, D.C., will visit campus Oct. 28-30. His schedule will include class visits, receptions with student and faculty groups and a public lecture.

His evening lecture, presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Memorial Union Sun Room, is titled "Minority Issues in Higher Education After Hopwood."

Other details of Wilson's schedule were not available at press time. Visit "Today's News" on the ISU Web site for an updated schedule.

This fall, Wilson is a visiting professor in the educational administration department (education college) and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He has been with the American Council on Education since 1981. Initially he served as director of the Office of Minority Concerns, before being named a senior scholar in 1988. From 1971 to 1981, he served as president of Wayne State Community College, Detroit. He has taught graduate courses in psychology and black studies at Wayne State University, Detroit; the University of Detroit; Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.; and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Wilson is a co-author of the Council's Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education, which he began in 1982. He is an editor of Minorities in Higher Education and Race and Equity in Higher Education, proceedings of the 1981 ACE-Aspen Institute seminar on desegregation in higher education.

Wilson received a Ph.D. in clinical and educational psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit. He has received the Distinguished Service Medal from the city of Detroit and the Harold Delaney Exemplary Leadership Award from the American Association of Higher Education.

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