Dr. Kyle R. Williams (He/They) is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a product of Walnut Hills High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Voice from Otterbein College (University). While there it is where he fell in love with Student Affairs and after graduating received his Masters of Science in Education Leadership from Old Dominion University and a doctoral degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce where he studied Black male persistence and wrote his dissertation on the Influence of Mattering on Black Males Intent to Persist at a Regional Predominately White Institution.
Prior to joining the Oglethorpe University community, Dr. Williams served as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Washington University in St. Louis and as an adjunct faculty member in the College Student Personnel Administration program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he taught Law and Ethics.
Dr. Williams has past experiences working in supporting Black males persistence within institutions of higher education through his work with the St. Louis Regional Consortium of Higher Education Initiatives Supporting Black Male Success during his tenure in St. Louis and as the Co-Director for the Minority Males Matter Initiative (M3) and Area Coordinator for Residential Living and Learning where he assisted in the creation of intentional living and learning communities at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Dr. Williams has a passion for advocating for the creation of inclusive and diverse spaces to assist in the matriculation for all students from entry to graduation; a passion instilled within him by his own Dean of Students at Otterbein University.
Dr. Williams can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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