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President’s Welcome

Welcome to Wilmington College!

Dear Students, Future Students, Families, Alumni and Friends of Wilmington College,

Welcome to Wilmington College’s website. Whether you are a prospective student just getting to know us or someone who has a more enduring relationship with our beloved institution, I hope you find what you are learning about WC informative and inspiring, and I invite you to take an even closer look at us!

I am proud to share that WC offers a strong array of complementary academic programs in a student-centered environment that includes high quality faculty and staff, hands-on learning, real-world connections, and a challenging liberal arts curriculum integrated with career preparation.  This is not new for us, since our founding in 1870, talented faculty and staff have been educating and inspiring students to make a positive difference through serving their communities.

We are a student-centered College, which means STUDENTS are the reason we do what we do, and we hope to become or continue to be a part of your… life of service and success!

I hope your experiences with Wilmington College are rich and meaningful ones.

Most sincerely,

Dr. Corey Cockerill

A Bit About Me
I’m happy to share a bit about me. I’ve been part of our College community since joining the faculty in 2008. I am a professor of communication arts and agriculture, teaching courses in public relations, event planning, social media management, journalism, media studies, agricultural policy and agricultural communication. I have a Bachelor of Science in agricultural communications, a Master of Science in rural sociology and a Ph.D. in environmental sociology, policy and communication, all from The Ohio State University. On March 1, 2024 I was named the 20th President of Wilmington College.