Williams will coordinate the planning and implementation of Elon strategic initiatives while continuing to serve as a member of President Leo M. Lambert’s senior staff.
Elon University administrator Randy Williams has been named associate vice president for campus engagement, a new position with a wide range of responsibilities related to academics, student life and university development. He will begin his new duties April 1. Williams has provided accomplished leadership as presidential fellow, special assistant to the president and dean of multicultural affairs. He has been serving in an appointment to President Leo M. Lambert’s senior staff since 2014 and will continue as a permanent member of that group in his new position.
Williams will work with Steven House, provost and executive vice president, and Smith Jackson, vice president for student life and dean of students, on strategic initiatives related to campus climate and student experiences. He will serve on the Provost’s Advisory Council, Academic Affairs Advisory Council, and the Student Life VP Council. He will also partner with the Office of Alumni Engagement and University Advancement leaders to represent Elon’s senior staff at high-level events and to work on fundraising projects.
Williams joined Elon University in 2014 after serving as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at North Carolina Wesleyan College. He worked previously as assistant dean of students at the College of William & Mary and associate dean of students at Hampden-Sydney College. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Hampden-Sydney, a master’s degree in education from Longwood University, and a doctorate in educational policy, planning and leadership from the College of William & Mary.