Wilson College of Business celebrated with applause and confetti

Announcement remarks: David Wilson on his historic $25 million donation to UNI

At an event announcing a historic $25 million donation to the University of Northern Iowa, David Wilson delivered these remarks to the Panther community.
David Wilson delivering remarks at luncheon

Reception speech: Why David Wilson chose to donate $25 million to UNI

At a special luncheon celebrating his historic $25 million donation to UNI, David Wilson explains why this gift is so important to him.
Students studying at UNI

The history of Business at University of Northern Iowa

Business education has a rich history at the University of Northern Iowa that has made it the top-ranked program it is today. Take a journey through some highlights the business program has experienced from its inception at UNI.
David W. Wilson

David Wilson, 1970 UNI graduate and founder of Wilson Automotive

David W. Wilson considers his story to be emblematic of the American Dream. Through sheer determination and a belief in doing business the right way, he rose from a small-town Iowa kid with a lower middle class background to become chairman and CEO of Wilson Automotive, one of the country’s largest privately held auto dealerships.
Holly and David Wilson

David W. Wilson pledges $25 million donation to University of Northern Iowa

A historic gift to the University of Northern Iowa will mark a new chapter in the university’s renowned business college. 
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$25 Million gift ushers in a new era of business education

The newly named David W. Wilson College of Business at the University of Northern Iowa and the campus community are ushering in a new era of transformative education thanks to the historic $25 million donation from David W. Wilson. In 2022 the university launched its largest and most aggressive capital campaign, Our Tomorrow. The goal is large but the mission is simple: ask ourselves what does the world need tomorrow and deliver. At UNI, we’ve never stopped thinking about what our students, state and world…
David W. Wilson Ethics Chair event

David W. Wilson Ethics Chair nurtures ethical leadership for tomorrow's business world

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, one fundamental aspect has remained constant: the importance of ethical decision-making. For nearly two decades, the University of Northern Iowa's College of Business has championed ethics for future business leaders, thanks to the establishment of the David W. Wilson Chair in Ethics. This gift from UNI alum David W. Wilson has not only enriched the academic environment but has also had a profound impact on the way students and faculty approach ethics in the…
Nathan and Davan Crooker

Like-minded brothers find success with separate entrepreneurial ventures

Davan and Nathan Crooker asked themselves where they could go to get a quality education and grow their ventures. The answer? The University of Northern Iowa.