Dr. LaDrina Wilson, founder of Iman Consulting, LLC, has spent over 15 years breaking down barriers and building paths to access for students in the world of higher education. Her work in community college leadership has created opportunities to partner with various businesses in a variety of different industries to tackle community issues such as the achievement gap, skilled workforce challenges and talent attraction and retention. In the spirit of creating access for all, LaDrina has served as a thought leader and community advisor in her executive leadership roles with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce (Community and Economic Development), Quad Cities Community Foundation (Philanthropy) and the Regional Development Authority (Philanthropy). Her work in the philanthropic sector includes providing leadership and guidance in improving intentionality in equitable philanthropic grant making. Her service and her executive leadership have prepared her to meet the needs of diverse industries that seek to grow their leadership pipeline and improve their inclusion practices. Throughout her career, she has spearheaded numerous initiatives to advance institutional culture as well as launched professional development programs to enhance understanding of diversity and social justice.
Dr. Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Iowa State University. She has a Master’s in Education from Western Illinois University and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Advertising from Northern Arizona University. Through qualitative research focused on understanding of diversity, applied leadership experience and her extensive community service, LaDrina was inspired to share her knowledge, hence the birth of Iman Consulting.