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Harold Wilson has retired as professor emeritus of psychology after 30 years at Central.
Wilson came to the university in 1965 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1970 and full professor in 1979. He previously served as high school principal, guidance counselor and teacher in Nebraska public schools.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hastings College, Hastings, Neb.; master’s degree from Kearney State College, Kearney, Neb. and education specialist’s degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
During his tenure at the university, Wilson served on several committees including the Graduate Committee for the Division and the School of Education and the University General Education Committee. He served as chair of the psychology department Graduate Committee and the department’s Program Revision Committee.
He was a member of several professional associations including the American Association of University Professors and Phi Delta Kappa. He also served as president of the Central Missouri State University Community Teachers Association.
Among his many accomplishments at the university, Wilson said he is most proud of his work in developing and implementing the master’s degree program in psychology and for upgrading and improving the program Wilson takes pride in having helped to educate hundreds of students who went on to become successful professional psychologists and teachers.
He and his wife, Marlyn, have five Children, Lerilee, Tom, David, Roger and Dennis.