Business executive Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) at the Sorority’s weeklong international convention held in Charlotte last week. . The installation took place at the Charlotte Convention Center before over 10,000 attendees.
As the 29th woman to lead the 106-year-old organization, Buckhanan Wilson will guide policy, develop programs and set the leadership tone for members and chapters worldwide. Her service began when she was initiated in 1978 at Benedict College. She rose along the ranks from chapter president to Central Regional Director, International Secretary, International First Vice President and now International President.
Professionally, Buckhanan Wilson is a Senior Vice President at Goodwill Industries, where she is responsible for a $25 million dollar enterprise in southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago. In addition to her years of service to the sorority, Buckhanan Wilson is a member of The Links, Inc., the National Council of Negro Women and the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.