Past District Governor Sigrid Solomon Speaks on Diversity and Membership

Sigrid Solomon was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY until she was fortunate enough to attend boarding school at the age of 15.  She holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her M.Ed. from East Carolina University and currently working on her Doctorate with Ashland University.  Sigrid has been working in higher education since 1993 at various colleges and universities; North Carolina State University, North Carolina Wesleyan University, Emory and Henry College, Southern Vermont College and now at Wilmington College where she has served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students/ Title IX Coordinator over the past thirteen years. In her professional capacity, she has had the opportunity to have a long-lasting impact on the community and county.  Quite a few of Wilmington College’s students come from Wilmington and Clinton County.  Sigrid takes a personal interest in all students and makes it her mission to get to know as many of them as possible. Not only that, Sigrid helps students from outside the county feel welcome and at home.  She has been known to take in students who do not live close enough to go home for short holiday breaks.  She has also invited students into her home for a home cooked meal and some “down home, old fashioned lovin’”. In her role as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator, Sigrid has to set the example for her colleagues, employees and students on campus. She just completed her year as District Governor, formerly District Governor Elect, District Trainer and past Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 6670, through these positions she also represents the Wilmington Am Rotary Club.  She was the president of the Wilmington A.M. Rotary Club from 2011 through 2012.  Through her affiliation with the Rotary Club she directs, plans and participates in such community services as the Cardboard City endeavor to raise monies for the Clinton County Homeless Shelter, the Four Way Speech Contest, the AM Rotary Vocational Scholarship and the Banana Split Festival. She was a board member for the Clinton County Leadership Institute.  Through her affiliation with this group she participates in a variety of activities like Dinner in the Fields.  Leadership Clinton provides leadership training and education for future Clinton County Leaders. She also co-chaired Dinner in the Fields in the past when it was on the farm at Wilmington College.  Sigrid has coordinated the Leadership Clinton class activities and assignments for future leaders. Sigrid was also the President of the Clinton County Free Clinic Board. There she coordinated services for residents of Clinton County who are without health insurance and/or adequate health care. Sigrid is an active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.  She is known as the voice of Cornerstone not only for her wonderful speaking voice, but she greets their guests and acknowledges them and generally promotes Cornerstone Baptist in her unique, pleasant, and friendly way.  She is a people person and never meets a stranger.  A testament of these accomplishments was recognized in 2016 as she was awarded one of the Outstanding Women of Clinton County.  When you think of her, involvement and involving others comes to mind.  She has two sons 32 and 23-year-old and a host of former foster children.  Family and friends are extremely important to her.