This week in Baylor history: Baylor alumnus Roxanne Wilson battles to be “The Apprentice”

By Randy Fiedler

On Feb. 27, 2006, Baylor alumnus Roxanne Wilson made her television debut as a contestant on the fifth season of Donald Trump’s popular NBC reality show “The Apprentice.”

While at Baylor, Wilson became the first woman to successfully pledge the Baylor Chamber of Commerce in its 76-year history, and later was chosen as the group’s president. She was the first African American woman to be chosen as one of the final four contestants on The Apprentice, but she was fired in Week 14.

Wilson went on to write an inspirational book, Footprints in the Boardroom, about her time on the show. She has since worked as an attorney, a television and radio personality and a fitness professional, among other things.

(Photo of Donald Trump and Roxanne Wilson courtesy of

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