The Franklin County native has resided in Greensboro since graduating from North Carolina Agricultural &Technical State University. She has invested and given back to the City in which she lives and works by volunteering and, serving on boards and commissions for more than 25 years.
Linda began her professional career as a Nursing Supervisor at L. Richardson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wilson was employed by NCA&T State University as Director of the Student Health Center and a few years later she was promoted to Executive Director of the Health Center. The Health Center services for students were expanded to meet the demands of the growing student body under her leadership. While employed at the University, Dr. Wilson was selected to serve as Interim Director of Alumni Affairs, Senior Woman Administrator, and Assistant Athletic Director-Department of Athletics. In each position, Linda developed policies and operating procedures, established strong productive relationships between Alumni, students, and the administrative team. The Health Center received national accreditation under her leadership. She was instrumental in the building of the 27,000 square foot facility, including design, construction, and landscaping.
In addition to her duties as Executive Director of the Health Center Dr. Wilson was appointed to the National Alumni Board, the Campus Emergency Response Team, the University Threat Assessment Committee, the Enrollment Management Committee, the Budget & Planning Committee the Retirement and Recognition Committee, and the Gender Equity Committee on.
Her community affiliations are immense. Much of Linda’s volunteer service includes agencies whose focus is health and other quality of life issues. Some of the agency boards, organizations, commissions or committees she has served on include but are not limited to: Sickle Cell Disease of the Piedmont, American Heart Association Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Guilford County Commission on the Status of Women, Guilford County Board of Mental Health, Leadership Greensboro, Greater Greensboro United Way, North Carolina Center for Nursing, Guilford County NAACP, Mount Zion Baptist Church, and the State Employees Combined Campaign. She is a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has served in appointed and elected positions within the Sorority at the local Chapter, Regional and National levels, including being elected as the 15th South Atlantic Regional Director.
Some of Linda’s awards and recognitions include — the North Carolina Governor’s Award for Excellence, NCAT&SU Miss Gate City, Commission on the Status of Women Achievement Award, Alumni Achievement Award, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Health Care Award, Bennett College for Women’s Alumni Association District Nursing Award and Women of Achievement Ward.
Dr. Wilson has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling and a PhD in Leadership Studies & Adult Education. Each post-graduate degree was received from NCA&TSU. Dr. Wilson firmly believes in the power of strong families. She is the proud mother of two daughters and seven grandchildren. Additionally, she supports her siblings in providing care for her mother.