First Lady Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson is a former energy consultant for Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management. She also spent more than two decades in corporate sales for AT&T and WorldCom.

Now, with the support of her husband, the president, and others, Jacqueline Wilson is championing the cause of homelessness at Wayne State and in Detroit. She serves on the Board of Directors for Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth, and is a member of the City of Detroit Homelessness Task Force Committee. 

Greetings from Jacqueline Wilson

Hello! I am extremely honored to be a part of the Wayne State University family. Our superior research and academic programs are second to none and nationally recognized among fewer than 3 percent of universities nationwide with the Carnegie Foundation classification of RU/VH (Research University, Very High research activity).

Centered in an urban environment, Wayne State's community is diverse and rich in culture and history. Our students and graduates are leading the way thanks to a world-class faculty, a fully committed leader at the helm, and solid community and industry partnerships. It's a great time to be at Wayne State and in Detroit. I look forward to many pivotal moments to come in this remarkable institution's future.

 – Jacqueline Wilson

HIGH Program

Jacqueline Wilson established the HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program with a mission to ensure no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges. The HIGH Program provides resources for students-in-need, such as housing support, textbooks and other school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child-care assistance.

Students at Wayne State are working hard for a successful life. Regardless of the hardships some may face, they are determined to graduate and contribute to the world. Through the HIGH Program, you have an opportunity to transform lives.

There are many ways to support the HIGH Program.

To learn more about ways to give and to volunteer to help, contact

Jacqueline Wilson
First Lady

HIGH Program Staff

Beecher House
5475 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-9933
Fax: (313) 577-1069

In the News

Wayne State University First Lady meets with local students to highlight importance of college degree
Held throughout the state of Michigan, Warrior Day activities — offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions — provide an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about Wayne State and engage in planned activities.

Wayne State University First Lady Jacqueline Wilson Advocates for HIGH Program

The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program helps financially stressed students at Wayne State University reach their goal to graduate. First Lady of Wayne State University and Founder of the HIGH Program appears on this edition of Newsmakers Extended.