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Discover Wiley College / Dr. Haywood L.Strickland


If this is your first visit or if you are returning to our website, I welcome you warmly to Wiley College. This site is your guide to the College, a 140-year-old accredited, faith-based Historically Black College that is affiliated with both The United Methodist Church and the United Negro College Fund.

This year marks the start of the College's 140th Anniversary Observance and, as such, Wiley will be commemorating and renewing its commitment to the legacy of excellence derived from our mission of supporting students' intellectual, spiritual, moral, personal, and leadership development. As such, this longstanding commitment to academic excellence is reflected through an institutional ethos that is experienced by students in a family-like environment; one in which each student is expected and nurtured to succeed.

These are exciting times at Wiley College as we strive to fulfill the dreams of our founders, transform the physical facilities and the learning environment, and assure that students secure the promise of an undergraduate education. These changes and aspirations are reflected throughout the College via activities such as, the opening of a new 500-bed student living learning center, renovation of the Fred T. Long Student Union Building to accommodate an ever-increasing student enrollment, and the availability of a cadre of teaching scholars who demonstrate genuine caring and concern for students in a technologically advanced and rich learning environment.

As we strive to continue fulfilling our historic legacy of providing the best education at an affordable cost and to set our sights on the future, we are excited about the unlimited possibilities for students, the College, and the community within the City of Marshall where Wiley College is located. I hope that you will linger on our website and/or consider visiting the campus, to get to know us better, and to join us in this great adventure called Wiley College.

Dr. Haywood L. Strickland

President and CEO