Dr. Yolanda Wilson

Wilkes Community College has named Yolanda S. Wilson to be vice president of instruction. This position became vacant when Blair Hancock retired. The vice president of instruction provides leadership and supervision for WCC instructional areas in the coordination, planning, design, delivery, review, and evaluation of instructional programs.

Prior to joining Wilkes Community College, Wilson held the position of associate vice president for business, computer, arts and sciences and dean of the learning commons at York Technical College in Rock Hill, S.C.

“I am ecstatic that Wilkes Community College has been able to hire Yolanda Wilson as our next vice president of instruction.  Her wealth of experience and keen insight will help us continue to accelerate our progress on implementing our strategic plan and aggressive student success agenda,” said Dr. Jeff Cox, president of Wilkes Community College.

Upon her acceptance of the position, Dr. Wilson said, “I am so incredibly honored to be the new vice president of instruction at Wilkes Community College and look forward to working with the wonderful faculty, staff, and students. Together, we can build upon the great work already occurring under Dr. Cox’s strong leadership and continue to make a difference in the lives of our students and in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties.”

During her tenure at York Technical College, Wilson received the South Carolina Technical College System’s 2019 AAWCC “Woman on the Move” award and the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished College Administrator Award for The Carolinas and International; she was also selected for a 2019 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship  and was a 2016 graduate of the Executive Leadership Institute offered by the League for Innovation in Community Colleges.

Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from the University of Maryland, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, and her Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Adult and Community College Education from NC State University.