Dr. Wilson Luna


Community Leader

Dr. Wilson Luna retired in 2019 as the Dean of Student Affairs at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut. He served in this role since 1985. He was responsible for providing leadership in management, coordination, and evaluation of activities to all areas of student services. He worked in both public and private institutions at both the two-and four-year levels, and thus, has a superior understanding of the key issues facing such institutions.

Dr. Luna has always stressed excellence in all of his endeavors. He was an active participant in a variety of student centered initiatives, including the development of the Connecticut Strategic Plan for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the New England Board of Higher Educations Plan for Black and Hispanic Access and Retention in New England Colleges and Universities. He was instrumental in developing an endowment for Latino scholarships through the Connecticut Association of Latin Americans in Higher Education (CALAHE) and in so doing, succeeded in raising the visibility and reputation of CALAHE statewide.

He holds an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University, an M.S. from University of Bridgeport, a B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University, and an A.A. from Norwalk Community College. Dr. Luna was awarded CALAHE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in June 2012. He is currently on the Board of Directors for CALAHE and LULAC.