Ethnic Minority Males and Females Participate in Networking and Educational Seminars
GW Alumnus Discusses Roles as Associate AD for Facilities and Events, Multi-Sport Supervisor
Hundreds of students put down their books Monday evening to attend the 26th annual Midnight Breakfast
A 17-year member of the George Washington Department of Athletics, Jason Wilson is now in his eighth year on the senior staff and fourth year as Associate Athletics Director for Facilities.
Wilson is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of GW's athletics facilities, including overseeing facility and event management staffs for the Charles E. Smith Center and the Mount Vernon Athletics Complex. Additionally, Wilson manages all elements of facility scheduling and event planning, pool and gym membership services, facility rentals and supervising all capital projects. Wilson also oversees the baseball, men's and women's swimming programs and the strength and conditioning program.
Wilson was hired as Assistant Athletics Director for Facilities in the summer of 2006 and was promoted to Associate Athletics Director in 2010. He has contributed greatly to the growth of the department's facilities. Specifically, he assisted in the design and the construction of the Theodore and Annette Lerner Health and Wellness Center, as well as the Mount Vernon Athletics Complex.
More recently, Wilson oversaw the multi-million dollar renovation of the Charles E. Smith Center and the new baseball stadium at Barcroft Park. These projects will bring Wilson's involvement in new construction and renovation projects for GW Athletics to over $100 million in upgrades and improvements. In Spring 2006 - after eight years of facilitating the unified Commencement ceremonies on the Ellipse near the White House - Wilson supervised the university's first unified Commencement held on the National Mall between the United States Capitol and the Washington Monument, which was attended by over 25,000 graduates, family members and guests - including former President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush.
Wilson is an active member of several professional organizations - International Association of Arena Managers (IAVM) and two organizations within the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors (NACDA): the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) and the Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA). Furthermore in May 2008, Wilson was one of 23 athletics administrators chosen for the highly selective 2008-09 Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females by the NCAA.
Wilson served in active duty in the United States Navy where he received an honorable discharge after serving in the first gulf war Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He then attended GW on a NROTC scholarship.
Wilson lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Laura.