Willis Gay, MBA


Willis E. Gay is a native of Atlanta, GA. He is married to Doretha Dixon Gay and they have two children, Wanda Gay and Michele Crosby. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a retired Freelance Writer and has certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.

Willis is the recipient of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Distinguished Alumnus Award, the NAACP Million Dollar Club Award, and the President’s Club Award, Manchester, Inc. His affiliations include the Virginia State University Alumni Association (Immediate Past President); Columbia, MD Chapter VSUAA (President); Howard County Center of African American Culture (Chairman); 
Howard County Branch, NAACP (Past President); and Building Committee, Locust United Methodist Church (Chairman).

Willis is the Founder and First President of Westchester Corporation and enjoys golf, landscaping, reading, traveling, and caring for the Earth and less fortunate as hobbies.

Why VSU Foundation work is important to you?

“The work of the Foundation is critical to the growth of the University. A healthy Foundation significantly contributes to the health of the University. The Foundation provides an avenue for alumni to ‘return the favor’, so to speak, with respect to the value that the University contributed to their success. It is an opportunity for the University to view, first-hand, the products of its ‘blood, sweat and tears’ and as actions have proven, be proud. Being a part of this ever-improving effort is very gratifying for me.”