May 6, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University President Richard F. Wilson will present
the commencement address May 9 at his alma mater, Alderson Broaddus University (AB)
in West Virginia.
Wilson is a 1968 graduate of what was then named Alderson-Broaddus College. He started
his career in higher education at AB as director of admissions.
According to an announcement from Alderson Broaddus, Wilson will address the AB Class of 2015 with a speech entitled "Reflections of
Making a Difference."
AB believes he is the only Alderson Broaddus alum to ever serve as a college or university
president. The AB announcement also notes that Dr. Patricia Wilson's father, Dr. Richard
Shearer, was the longest tenured AB president, serving for 32 years.