Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: July 29, 2019
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Statement on the Passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement on the passing of former Norfolk State University President Dr. Harrison Benjamin Wilson Jr.

“I join the entire Spartan community in mourning the loss of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson. For more than two decades, his leadership brought tremendous achievement to Norfolk State University and charted a new course for the institution, both in academics and in athletics. As we reflect on his extraordinary life, legacy, and good will, my thoughts are with his wife, Dr. Lucy Wilson, his family, and the students, educators, and many others who loved him and learned from him.”

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