Williams Appointed UMES Vice President for Academic Affairs
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Dr. Charles Williams has recently been named vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
“Dr. Williams brings over 20 years of diverse experience in academic affairs to UMES,” said President Thelma B. Thompson. “He will provide leadership to the faculty and continue to develop and implement the academic life of the institution.”
According to Williams, he will guide the academic life of the university by offering quality educational programs and services. “With the support of the faculty and staff, the Department of Academic Affairs will design and implement activities that will make a difference in the lives of our students and the University. Those activities will start with the recruitment process through the completion of the degree,” he said. “Our focus will be to excel in all disciplines for the state of Maryland and the country.”
Prior to arriving at UMES, Williams served as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern University at New Orleans. He has held several other leadership positions at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). His background includes experience with accreditation and affirmation of academic programs and program development, review and assessment. Enrollment management with emphasis on “time-to-degree” is one of his areas of expertise. During his career, he has administered over $30 million in grants.
Williams received a bachelor’s degree in history education and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He was awarded a doctoral degree in counselor education with a minor in higher education administration from Iowa State University.
In addition to his educational accolades, he has participated in the “Leadership Forum” sponsored by the American Council on Education, “Executive Leadership and Management Institute” by the Western Association of University Officers, “Management Development Program” by Harvard University, “The College Management Program” by Carnegie Mellon University and other activities associated with total quality management, continuous quality improvement, enrollment management, strategic planning, long-range planning and institutional effectiveness.
He was the recipient of fellowships from the Lilly Foundation and the Graduate School at North Carolina A&T State University. Williams also received an administrator/teacher-research assistantship and Martin Luther King Scholarship from Iowa State University.
Journals that have published articles written by Williams include: the “College Student Journal,” “Innovative Higher Education,” the “Journal of Human Behavior and Learning,” “Educational Technology,” “Psychology: A Quarterly Journal of Human Behavior,” the “Iowa Guidance Journal” and “Education.” Institutional monographs by Williams have also been published.
He is currently affiliated with several professional organizations: National Association of Academic Affairs Administrators; American Conference of Academic Deans; Association of Institutional Research; American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; National Association of Collegiate Deans, Registrars and Admissions Officers; Society for College and University Planning; American Association of Higher Education, College Board and the American Council on Education.
Dr. Williams is associated with the United Way, United Arts Council, Foundation Health Systems, Winston-Salem/Forsyth schools, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Boy Scouts of America. .
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Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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