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Josh Wilson started his post-college career in 2005 doing corporate work for Walmart after earning a degree in finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Two years later he returned to work at the university while pursuing a master’s degree in public administration, which he completed in 2009.
“I kind of fell in love with it,” Wilson said. “I started with recruitment, moved into marketing and later a grant administration role.”
He joined Ozarka College in Melbourne in 2012, working his way up from grant administrator. In the most recent academic year, he raised two-thirds of a $300,000 capital campaign goal in six months and secured a $1.5 million grant from the Delta Regional Authority. He was the National Council for Marking & Public Relations’ District 4 Communicator of the Year in 2020.
Wilson obtained a doctorate in higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2017.
Wilson serves on the Izard County Emergency Medical Services Board and previously served on the boards of the Calico Rock Chamber of Commerce, Izard County Single Parent Scholarship Fund and Calico Rock Industrial Development Corp.