Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wis., a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) July 17 in Charlotte, N.C.
Buckhanan Wilson is the only member in the 106-history of the sorority to serve four consecutive terms on its international board of directors. She was sworn in at the Charlotte Convention Center at the organization’s week-long convention celebrating its founding on the campus of Howard University in 1908.
“I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to lead Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,” she said in a statement. “Its membership includes distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and involvement in their local communities through advocacy and service.
“Over the next four years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will deliver an unprecedented amount of high impact, hands-on service programs in our local communities,” Buckhanan Wilson said.
Initiated into the sorority in 1978 at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, she is the senior vice president at Goodwill Industries covering southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago, the largest affiliate of the global enterprise that provides job training and career guidance for youths, senior citizens, veterans and people with disabilities.
AKA is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women and now has 265,000 members in 986 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Africa.