Wilson began working in law school administration in 1979, serving in positions as Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for two different law schools in Minnesota. He has also worked recently in enrollment management at the university level.
Wilson has taught a course on the legal environment of business and has offered seminars on college success. Prior to coming to Texas, he was certified by the Minnesota State University System to conduct training workshops for university employees on sexual harassment and was a trained mediator by the Dispute Resolution Institute and Mediation Center for Dispute Resolution of the Hamline University School of Law and Graduate Schools.
He served from 1998-2001 as the president of the Minnesota State University Association of Administrators and Service Faculty. Wilson is a member of the Law School Admissions Council and has served as a panel presenter for the Council on effective publications.