James Wilson
Senior Admission Counselor

(800) 772-7264 - office 
(317) 955-6301 - direct 
(317) 625-7251 - cell
jwilson@marian.edu

james wilson

Recruiting Territory

The following Indiana counties:

Bartholomew
Brown
Clark
Dearborn
Decatur
Fayette

Floyd
Franklin
Hancock
Henry
Jackson
Jefferson

Jennings
Ohio
Randolph
Ripley
Scott
Shelby

Switzerland

Union

Washington

Wayne

Indianapolis Public Schools and Marion County charter schools.

James graduated from Morristown High School, which had about 200 enrolled when he attended.  He graduated from Marian University when it was known as Marian College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree with minors in honors and peace and justice. While at Marian, James was a resident assistant, a peer tutor, and a student ambassador. He also holds a master's degree in health administration from Indiana University.

“I advise high school students to be proactive in their college search. Students need to put work into understanding their own strengths and weaknesses and how that might fit into a career after college.  Students should also schedule their SAT or ACT tests early so they’re eligible for scholarships with early deadlines.”

His personal interests run the gamut. James is an avid reader and has an insatiable appetite for knowledge. He enjoys cooking, long-distance running, yoga and meditation, playing guitar, listening to vinyl records, and socializing with friends.

I think my background sets me apart from other staff members. I was a country boy and my entertainment as a high-school student involved bonfires, four-wheelers, camping, fishing, and playing with my siblings either in a cornfield or on top of large round bales of hay. I attended Marian because it had a 'small town' feel even though it is near downtown Indianapolis. People say 'hello' when passing and open doors for each other as they enter buildings. My education at Marian University, combined with my transplant to Indianapolis from 'the sticks,' provided for nothing less than a transformational experience. I was humbled by the liberal arts education here at Marian; it is a part of my worldview now and something I draw on daily.”

Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
Read Chrislyn's story

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