The desire to give back, reach out and help students achieve their academic and career goals were reasons why Inventor, President and CEO of Concealment Solutions International, Victor Wilson, became a board member of the Black Alumni Society and the Diversity Campaign Committee Board.
Wilson, a 1985 alumnus of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, wanted to maintain a connection with the University of Arkansas while residing in Texas.
“The fact that Texas borders Arkansas makes it easy to travel from the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area to Fayetteville. However, many of our meetings are held via teleconference,” Wilson said.
Even though Wilson lives in another state, he feels passionate about his alma mater and believes involvement and volunteering at the U of A is important for many reasons.
“Paramount among them is helping students achieve their academic and career goals. Funds provided through scholarship can be the bridge that allows a student to continue the pursuit of their educational goals. It is also important that students see U of A graduates giving back. I believe it will encourage those students to pay it forward and continue the cycle of giving,” Wilson said.
Wilson is a prime example of that giving cycle. In addition to his volunteerism, he is in the process of establishing two scholarships to assist students.
Wilson said he always enjoys coming back to campus and taking in a game while he’s in town, but he also assures that there are several Razorbacks alums in Arlington and throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area which he said makes it easy to keep the spirit of the Hogs alive and strong!
Victor is married to Monica and they have two daughters Courtney and Megan, a shi tzu named Misty and a Life Member of the Arkansas Alumni Association.