Dr. Williams has served on the faculty of the American Council of Education (ACE) Fellows Program and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Greater Expectations Leadership Institute.
Dr. Williams has worked with more than 1,000 organizations as an invited keynote speaker, strategist and funded social impact leader. He is experienced with corporations, government entities and nonprofits, as well as colleges and universities. His research is in use at small liberal arts institutions, catholic universities, private institutions, research universities, HBCUs, Hispanic Serving Institutions, community colleges, and public state systems of higher education.
As the University of Michigan celebrated its 200-year anniversary, Dr. Williams was awarded the Bicentennial Leadership Award, a one-time honor given to 20 trailblazing alumni who exemplify the best of the academic and leadership values of the university’s 200,000 living alumni.
He is also the 2017 recipient of the Western Reserve Academy’s Waring Prize, the highest alumni award presented by the prestigious boarding school, founded in 1826, to recognize exceptional leadership achievements to improve the human condition.
In 2013, Dr. Williams was awarded the coveted Inclusive Excellence Award of Leadership from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), and a leadership commendation from the 14 research universities comprising what is now known as the Big-Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), for his landmark contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion strategy globally.