Bill Wilson, Director of the Madison Institutes joined James Madison in 2002 from Michigan Technological University where he had been the Director of Student Activities. Prior to that, he had served five years as the Student Services Coordinator at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood University and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University.
As the Director of the Madison Institutes, he is responsible for coordinating the office's efforts relating to hosting the various We The People Institutes, coordinating the University's May and December commencement exercises and providing support in the VA-06 district for both the We the People and Project Citizen programs of the Center for Civic Education. In addition he works on other projects related to Academic Affairs and the greater mission of the division and university.
Bill believes firmly in the university's mission:We are committed to preparing students to
be educated and enlightened citizens who
will lead productive and meaningful lives.
and strives to incorporate it in the activities of the Office of Madison Institutes. To contact Bill, click here.
Tia Lehman, is the Office Manager for the Madison Institutes. She joined James Madison University in the spring of 2011 after relocating back to Rockingham county.
As the office's manager, she is the backbone to the daily operations of all of the office's projects, including the "We The People..." Institutes, Project Citizen, and supporting the varous other activities that the office supports.
Through her efforts, Tia helps to foster the exchange of talents and resources of alumni, students, friends, faculty and administration to advance the mission of James Madison University-a student-centered institution. To contact Tia, click here.