Aries Wilson

Titles and Organizations

Academic Program Manager, School of Art, CVPA

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Building: Art and Design Building


Aries Wilson, MS, attended Bluefield College, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Management and Leadership. Most recently, she received her Master of Science with a concentration in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. Aries’ fifteen years of experience in post-secondary education is comprised of an extensive background in diversity-based programming, academic advising, retention and persistence. Her knowledge and time stems from multiple roles at the University of Mary Washington, as the Assistant Director of Student Success and the Director of the QEP at Averett University, and more recently, as the Academic Program Manager at George Mason University. 

During her tenure at UMW, she contributed to the development and oversight of university and community-related initiatives for the Student Transition Program (STP) and the James Farmer Scholars Program (JFS). In her time at AU, she greatly contributed to the increase of retention of first year, at-risk students and successfully spearheaded the advancement of the Growth Mindset QEP, in her role as the Director of the QEP. In her current position at GMU, Aries has successfully developed student success-based programs, academic advising, and diversity initiatives. Aries aspires to carry out a long-term career in higher education and to pursue her doctorate in Educational Leadership. 


  • MS, Academic Advising, Kansas State University
  • BS, Management and Leadership, Bluefield College