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Biography of Dr. Wesley T. Proctor
Dr. Wesley Tyrone Proctor was born to Catherine Proctor and the late James Proctor on July 28, 1971. He is a graduate of George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science and is a proud member of the White-Williams Scholars Class of 1989. After high school, he received a scholarship to attend the University of Delaware.
At Delaware, he received numerous awards and served on several university and community related committees including the University of Delaware Board of Trustees.
Adding to his outstanding commitment and service at Delaware, he received his Bachelor's Degree in English with a concentration in Business and Technical Writing in 1993. After Delaware, he attended Temple University and received his Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration in 1994. Shortly after obtaining his Master's in Education, he was awarded the Dr. Marcus Foster Fellowship for outstanding academic and community service. This fellowship funded his doctoral education at the University of Pennsylvania. At age 26, he obtained the degree of Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania on May 18, 1998. His dissertation was entitled: A Piece of the Ivy: A Case Study of Black Student Retention at the University of Pennsylvania and his final defense merited distinction by his committee.
While at Penn, Wesley worked for Dr. Judith Rodin, who was the President of the University of Pennsylvania, as her Speech Writer. He also served as the Director of the Master's of Arts in Teaching Program for Cheyney University. In 2003, he was appointed as the Director of Multicultural Recruitment Program for the University of Pennsylvania.
Today, Dr. Proctor serves as the Executive Administrator and Youth Pastor of Victory Christian Center. He attributes all of his achievements to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his spiritual father, Dr. Jimmie A. Ellis, and to his mother, Catherine Proctor. God has blessed him with a wonderful, loving and supporting mother who has always been his biggest fan.
Wesley is the author of three books: How to Give Your Pastor a Happy Anniversary, Footprints of the Future -- A Youth Journal (Volumes I) and Footprints of the Future -- A Youth Journal (Volumes II) A Christian Guide for Dealing with Sexual Issues.
In addition, Wesley is the Founder and CEO of Wesley Proctor Ministries, Inc. which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting spiritual and academic excellence. With a demanding schedule, Wesley still finds time to mentor youth within the church and in the community.