Morehouse College to part ways with President Wilson

Morehouse College’s board of trustees has decided it will not renew the contract of its current president, John Wilson, when his contract expires in June.

“I am proud of the work we have achieved and the obstacles we have overcome while serving as President of Morehouse College,” Wilson said in a statement released dated Sunday, the birthday of its most famous alum, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The statement did not explain why the board was not renewing Wilson’s contract.

“I am particularly proud that alumni fundraising was significantly enhanced, with donations from alumni and the Board of Trustees reaching record levels over the last two years.”

Wilson was hired in November 2012.