Wayne Hilson, Jr.

Executive Director
Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives
Cornell University

Dr. Hilson serves as Executive Director of the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) at Cornell University. OADI serves as an academic resources hub and support network offering a range of academic programs and initiatives dedicated to supporting the academic engagement and success of students from backgrounds that have historically been underrepresented in higher education.  These include students who are first in their families to go to college, from low-income families, military veterans and reservists, individuals of color, adult learners, and from other non-traditional backgrounds. OADI provides academic, professional, personal, and financial advising in both individual- and group-formats to support students’ academic excellence and well-being while at Cornell as well as in their post-graduate pursuits.