Reginald A. Wilkinson
Reggie Wilkinson considers Boulder one of his favorite U. S. cities, not only because this mountain town was the fictional location of the “Mork and Mindy Show,” but also because he attended his first correctional leadership seminar on the campus of C.U.. Wilkinson is celebrating a decade as director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, one of the nation's largest prison systems. This year marks his 28th year in the corrections profession.
Reggie Wilkinson has achieved the pinnacle of his chosen career. He is a Past President of the American Correctional Association, founded in 1870 by former Ohio Governor and U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Wilkinson has represented the corrections profession on four continents, and he is currently the Vice Chair of North America for the International Corrections and Prisons Association, and Vice President of the Association of State Correctional Administrators. He has served as a consultant for numerous correctional organizations and has received most of the profession's highest honors.
Wilkinson holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Ohio State University and an Ed.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He has authored many articles and book chapters, which appeared in a variety of publications. As President of ACA, he directed the publishing of Best Practices: Excellence in Corrections, and he is the editor of Best Correctional Practices: Director's Perspectives. Last month he appeared on ABC “World News Tonight” where he discussed Ohio's well-regarded prison mental health system.