The University of Georgia’s vice president for student affairs, Victor K. Wilson, Georgia Renaissance, is the ﬁrst to ﬁll one of two newly established National Director roles reserved for higher education professionals who understand the importance of the out-of-classroom experience and the holistic development of college students today. SigEp’s Grand Chapter voted to create the new roles at the 54th Conclave. The legislation granted the National Board of Directors the authority to recruit and appoint two directors who offer unique expertise relevant to higher education.
Wilson was elected to the Fraternity’s board on September 3, 2015. As a National Director, he will help the Fraternity set and achieve strategic goals related to student safety, healthy relationships, academic success, professional preparedness, diversity, communication and leadership.
As vice president for student affairs at Georgia, Wilson serves as the university’s chief student affairs officer, overseeing a student affairs division of 19 departments and nearly 700 staff members dedicated to enhancing the learning environment for students. He serves on the President’s Cabinet, the Provost Advisory Council, the Senior Advisory Group, and is a member of the University Council.
Wilson has three decades of experience in higher education administration and student affairs. He is a strong advocate for students and student development, particularly the inclusion and success of students from historically underrepresented groups. Wilson has authored numerous scholarly articles and given presentations on issues of race, ethics, crisis management and staff development in higher education.
Wilson has also held leadership roles in several other national organizations, including the National Orientation Directors Association and the American College Personnel Association.
His involvement with SigEp began in the late ’90s when he assisted in the Fraternity’s return to the Georgia campus. Since then, he has helped SigEp engage with higher education as a chapter volunteer at Georgia and Charleston, as a member of the Residential Learning Community Task Force, and as program faculty at Carlson and Conclave.