Stephan M. Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS — The National Council on Family Relations' (NCFR) membership has elected Stephan M. Wilson, Ph.D., CFLE, as a new member-at-large on the NCFR Board of Directors. Dr. Wilson is dean of the College of Human Sciences and Regents Professor of Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Wilson is an NCFR Fellow and has been an NCFR member for 34 years. He has served NCFR as chair of the International Section, co-chair of the Rural Families Focus Group, officer of the formerly Family Science Section, member of the Elections Council, member of the Future of Family Science Task Force, and more. He also has been on the editorial board for NCFR's journal, Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, and was program chair for the Southeastern Council on Family Relations.

"NCFR can and should increase linkages with other organizations around both international and Family Science issues to extend our unique niche," Dr. Wilson wrote in his candidate statement. "NCFR should aspire to be seen as an international body of scholars and practitioners who are not bound by place, time, or culture. I would work with members to advance their work and our corporate consciousness about these themes."

Dr. Wilson and the other newly elected board members will assume their roles at the 2016 NCFR Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, planned for Nov. 2-5.

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