Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Associate Professor of Education, Elon University
Randy Williams leads the university’s efforts to actualize its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and intercultural learning. As a member of the university president’s leadership team, he works with and through vice presidents, academic deans, and other colleagues to enhance the educational experience for all members of the community.
Previously as the associate vice president for campus engagement, Williams had responsibilities in three university divisions: student life, academic affairs, and university advancement. His work strengthened Elon’s role as the national leader in high-impact practices and engaged learning.
Williams is an associate professor of education at Elon and teaches in the Master of Arts in Higher Education program, positioning him to act on his scholarship interests in higher education equity, leadership, and governance along with college student development. He is also a volunteer review committee chair with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Williams earned PhD in educational policy, planning and leadership from the College of William & Mary, a MS degree in counselor education from Longwood University, and a BS degree in physics from Hampden-Sydney College.