Saundra Wall Williams, Ed.D.

Board Vice Chair

Dr. Saundra Wall Williams is a national leader in corporate governance and leadership development. She has over 25 years of experience as a consultant, leader, and practitioner in the field of information technology as well as enterprise training and development, hardware/software design, and distance learning.

Dr. Williams is the chief executive officer of WMS Corporation, a professional development consulting and training company that supports emerging and established women leaders in corporations, government, education, and non-profit organizations. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at North Carolina State University in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development.

As the former Senior Vice President and Chief of Information Technology, Data, Business Intelligence, Library Systems, Distance Learning and Workforce Development for the North Carolina Community College System, the third largest community college system in the world, Dr. Williams led the implementation of the largest computer information system in higher education in the world.

Dr. Williams has earned several awards during her career as a C-level leader. She was named the Kellogg Foundation Houle Scholar in Adult Education, Azusa Scholar in Divinity, North Carolina State University College of Sciences Alumni of the Year, North Carolina Chief Information Officer of the Year, North Carolina’s Technology Woman of the Year, NC ACHI Magazine Woman of Achievement and North Carolina State University Outstanding Black Alumni.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Doctor of Education in Adult and Community College Education. She holds a Master of Divinity from Regent University. She was also awarded the Honorary Associate of Science degree from Richmond Community College. She is a certified Chief Information Officer with the State of North Carolina through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a certified Strengths Champion Certified Coach® and certified Transformation Coach.

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