Damon A. Williams, Ph.D. (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)
Dr. Williams has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs, and articles. He is widely considered one of the nation’s most dynamic and innovative leaders earning him the 2013 National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Inclusive Excellence Award for Leadership. In September of 2013, he assumed a new role of global responsibility as the Senior Vice President for Programs, Training, and Youth Development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Prior to joining the BGCA, he served for five years as associate vice chancellor, vice provost, chief diversity officer, and member of the educational leadership and policy analysis faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research-based approach influenced his most recent publications. Designed to be read alone or as companion books, Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation In Higher Education and The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy, Structure, and Change Management (Co-authored with Dr. Katrina Wade-Golden) provide a sophisticated and nuanced approach to assist leaders with the overall process of leading diversity themed change and developing sound diversity infrastructures and strategies.