Allen University President to Deliver Honors Convocation Address

 Dr. Pamela M. Wilson, the 24th president of Allen University in Columbia, S.C., will deliver the Spring Honors Day Convocation address on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium.

The formal ceremony recognizes the academic achievements of students who made the President’s and Dean’s lists during the fall semester. 

Dr. Wilson is the first female president of Allen University. An experienced educator, Dr. Wilson has served Allen University in the the roles of an administrator and a professor since 2006. Prior to her appointment as president, she held positions as chairperson for the division of humanities and social science, associate vice president for academic and student affairs and executive vice president.

Before arriving to Allen University, Dr. Wilson held faculty positions at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga. and Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va.   She also worked as a teaching, research and administrative associate at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and as a teaching and writing center assistant at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. 

Dr. Wilson earned an undergraduate degree from Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C., a master’s degree from Indiana State University and her doctorate degree from Ohio State University.