DETROIT- Listen to the First Thought podcast with Jacqueline Wilson, first lady of Wayne State University and founding director of WSU’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program. The inaugural episode will air Monday, February 18, with new episodes every week on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.
A native of Dallas, Wilson honed her gifts as a volunteer champion of health, safety and education in the big cities of Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. — all while shattering sales records in the competitive business of technology development. Tune in to hear Wilson’s savvy take on topics such as productivity, communication, initiative, and others that will aid the listener in their career development. Listen as she taps into her more than 30 years in corporate America as well as experience from her personal entrepreneurial endeavors.
In 2013 — after just days in her new community at Wayne State — Wilson’s grassroots instincts opened her eyes to the little-known problem of homelessness among college students. No one has ever described Wilson as being patient; within a month, she founded the HIGH Program — with a mission of supporting the previously “invisible” students who struggle to balance their Wayne State University studies with meeting life’s most basic needs of food, shelter and childcare. For more information about the HIGH Program, please visit highprogram.wayne.edu.