Yolanda Wilson, Ed.D.

Dr. Yolanda Wilson is the associate vice president of the Business, Computers, Arts, and Sciences Division and the dean of the Learning Commons at York Technical College in South Carolina. She oversees transfer programs, business and CISCO programs, the Honors Program, corequisite remediation, learning communities and meta-majors, the library, the Academic and Career Advising Center, the Assessment and Tutoring Center, the Quality Enhancement Plan, and faculty development in teaching and learning. She also serves as Chair on SACSCOC reaffirmation teams to support accreditation principles.

Dr. Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree in English education and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park as well as her doctoral degree in adult and community college education from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also completed her developmental education specialist certificate from the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina; attended the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation; and studied at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Wilson has worked in the North Carolina and South Carolina Community College Systems for over 20 years, beginning her career as an adjunct faculty member before moving into a full-time faculty position and progressive leadership roles. She has worked with the initial developmental education reform in North Carolina and remains committed to identifying strategies that accelerate student completion and mitigate the need for prolonged remediation for underserved and underrepresented student populations.