Educational Studies

Ron Williams

Ron Williams

Assistant Professor

309-298-1066
RC-Williams@wiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae»

I am an Associate Professor of College Student Personnel (CSP) in the Department of Education Studies. As a higher education practitioner, I am responsible for coordinating academic programs and fostering collaborative relationships with 2-year institutions, maintaining articulation agreements and 2+2 programs; overseeing the University Advising and Academic Services Center and the Office of Academic Services; and contributing to the plans for enrollment management and student retention. I also serve as the Chief Diversity Officer for Academic Affairs and directs the underrepresented dissertation fellowship and visiting professorship programs.

I have worked professionally in the areas of academic and student affairs, admissions, financial aid, governance, higher education policy, and public school system leadership. I am frequently present at professional conferences and I consult with colleges and universities regarding access and equity in higher education, baccalaureate degree completion, and academic program development.