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Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson to Step Down in 2023

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DETROIT, August 2, 2022 ~ Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson announced Monday that he will step down from his role when his contract expires at the end of the next school year, in July 2023.

The impact of President Wilson’s transformative leadership will be felt for years to come,” said Board of Governors Chair Mark Gaffney in a press release. “He has led our campus in putting students and their success above all else, furthering the university’s role in providing life-changing opportunities for all students to earn a college degree. We are grateful for his years of service and commitment.”

There have been no announcements made as to who will succeed President Wilson.

Listen below as Paul W. Smith speaks with President Wilson about what might be next for the acclaimed educator.


August 2, 2022 ~ Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson speaks with Paul W. on why he is stepping down next year and says he is considering a return to practicing medicine.


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