Perry said she was hopeful that Wilson would remain at Morgan to implement his 10-year plan, which calls for improving the neighborhoods surrounding the Northeast Baltimore campus, among other initiatives.
"My hope, and the hope of others, is that Dr. Wilson will stay past the one-year renewal," she said. "Who could the university put in place who would do a better job than Dr. Wilson is doing for us?"
Evans led the effort in early December to seek a replacement for Wilson. The board, meeting in a special closed session a few days after classes ended, voted to not renew Wilson's contract.
One regent, the Rev. Frances "Toni" Murphy Draper, wrote an open letter criticizing the decision, which came a month after the board unanimously approved a positive performance review for Wilson.
When the regents met again in late December, they voted to draft a new contract for Wilson before the end of January. That contract has yet to be negotiated or approved.
Wilson said Tuesday that he was not troubled by the delay; board members said they hoped to soon have a contract.
Evans sent regents a harshly worded letter last month saying that Wilson had "severely compromised" the university and blaming the "turmoil that has beset the Morgan community" on him.