William Gipson

Faculty Director

Faculty Director William C. Gipson is Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access. Prior to assuming this role in 2008, he was the University Chaplain and Special Adviser to the President. Among Rev Will's interests are the role of religious institutions in strengthening urban communities and post-civil rights African American literature. 


Outside of Penn, Rev. Will is honored to serve on the boards of Youth Action, a Philadelphia based youth initiated and led organization and Birney Prep Academy, a charter school. Nationally, he serves as co-chaplain of the Children's Defense Fund Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute on Child Advocacy Ministry and is a Trustee Emeritus of Smith College.