Title: Community Relations Coordinator, Department of Social Change
La’Rez Wilson or Rez is the Community Relations Coordinator for Student Life’s Department of Social Change. Rez joins us from Washington University in St. Louis where he was the Coordinator of Community Service before being promoted to the K-12 and Youth Initiatives Program Manager. Rez collectively has six years of community service, service learning and civic engagement experience from graduate student to professional. The thought provoking conversations and reflections keeps him energized and sustained in the important work of social change.
Rez graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, minoring in Chemistry, from Otterbein University, and received his Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. He cares deeply about youth development and education, the black male experience and providing opportunities for marginalized populations to access systems of higher education. Rez is originally from Columbus, Linden specifically, and is excited to come back home to serve Ohio State in an area that matters most to him.