May 10, 2013 (Jackson) - Dr. Newt Wilson, friend and former Belhaven University president, died on Tuesday, April 23. For those of you who were not able to make it to Dr. Wilson Memorial Service on April 27, we have provided a link where you can listen to the entire service.

After a very difficult physical battle, attempting to become strong enough to be eligible for a kidney and liver transplant, the Tulane Medical Center doctors told his wife, Becky, there was nothing more they could for Dr. Wilson. After returning home to Hattiesburg, he went home to be with the Lord at 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University, said, “I thank God for the wonderful life of our friend Newt Wilson. It hurts to imagine him no longer walking this campus, being at football games, and being our first champion for Belhaven University. Everyone who loves Belhaven is significantly better off because of Newt Wilson. Even if you didn’t know him, you can see his hand-prints all over this campus in the lives of thousands of Belhaven alumni.”


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.