Campus Uncommons: Michael Williams

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Chances are, if you’ve ever walked around Moseley Center, you’ve seen Michael Williams. As director of campus center operations and conferences, Williams is something of a jack-of-all-trades for Elon. At one moment, he’s teaching van-driving certification courses for faculty, staff and students. The next, he’s giving a student organization marketing tips for its next event, teaching an Elon 101 course or advising Elon’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Then, there are the unusual requests, such as the time a student called Williams to ask for a wake up call to ensure he wouldn’t be late for a meeting. Williams suggested the student consider buying an alarm clock as an alternative.

“Every day is an adventure,” he says.

It’s an adventure that has impacted the lives of countless students, such as Rebecca Leslie ’11.

Leslie served on the Moseley Center student staff for three years and says Williams was such a significant presence in her life that one time, when she had some car trouble, he was the first person she called for help.

“I had no idea what to do, so I called Michael,” she recalls. “It was the natural reaction.”

For Williams, that’s the part he enjoys most.
“I have the best job,” he says, flashing his signature smile. “I get to interact with such a wide range of people.

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By Kellye Coleman’12