Patricia Maxcy Wilson

Patricia Maxcy Wilson

BS '47 (business administration)

Latt Maxcy Corp.

Lake Wales, Fla.

Patricia Wilson owns and operates a family business in citrus, cattle ranching, banking and development. Before Stetson University had intercollegiate sports for women, Patricia Maxcy Wilson played nearly every intramural sport she could. Years later, Wilson became a champion of Stetson's Division I athletics program as a member of the Board of Trustees. In honor of her longtime support and advocacy of the university's athletics program, Stetson named its award-winning softball complex “Patricia Wilson Field.” Two other buildings on the DeLand campus honor the family's generosity, the Wilson Athletic Center and a dormitory, Maxcy Hall.

Patricia Wilson served on the University's Board of Trustees in the 1980s and 1990s. She was a key player in the development of a Trustee athletics committee, of Stetson's athletics program as a positive activity for students and in promoting the university in Florida and beyond. She was chosen for Stetson's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981 and was inducted into Stetson's Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Wilson was named Trustee Emerita in 1998.