Our Mission The mission of the College of Wilmington is to provide up-to-date, relevant, career training that leads to initial employment or career advancement in a student’s chosen field of study. Our History College of Wilmington is a private educational institution, which is approved to offer instructional programs in health, beauty, and business-related fields. The College is owned by Mr. David’s Coiffures, Inc. a North Carolina company. Shannon Hodge, the College’s chief executive, joined the school in 2008 and became sole owner in 2013. As the school enters its fourth decade, Ms. Hodge has laid-out plans to grow the school while continuingly strengthening the education students receive. She is committed to all students by offering the most relevant and highest quality training, maintaining strong ties to area employers, and committing the school to public outreach to enhance goodwill and overall visibility.