New Executive Director for Institutional Advancement

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Michelle Williams Named Executive Director for Institutional Advancement at Albany Technical College

Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College is pleased to announce that Michelle Williams has assumed the position of Executive Director for Institutional Advancement, effective January 1, 2023. In this role, Mrs. Williams will provide strategic direction, vision, and management for the college's overall institutional advancement efforts, including annual and major gift fundraising, community and public relations, and alum relations. She will also be responsible for coordinating all activities related to the Albany Tech Foundation, Inc. and serving as the liaison between the President and the Foundation Board of Trustees, overseeing ATC's local board of directors’ meetings and correspondences, coordinating special projects and presidential awards, and visits to campus by major public figures.

Mrs. Williams has over 25 years of experience in higher education. She began her career at Albany Technical College in 2012, overseeing a budget of 2.5 million dollars as the Director of the Students Achieving Success in Engineering Technology (SASET) program. Thereafter, she served as the Director of the Albany Technical College Engineering Prep Academy (ATCEPA) program overseeing a 3-million-dollar budget, Interim Dean of Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation & Engineering Technology, and most recently, the Director of the Community Development Block Grant deemed as "Rebuild Southwest Georgia" initiative where she was responsible for a budget of 8.3 million dollars.

Prior to her work at Albany Technical College, she served in a variety of administrative positions, including Teacher Education Coordinator, a collaborative position between Broward Community College and Florida International University, Evening Campus Administrator, Student Success Coordinator/Adjunct, and as an Enrollment Services Officer at Broward College and Tennessee State University.

Michelle has served on numerous college committees. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Albany/Dougherty Kiwanis Club, Albany Chapter of 100 Women Who Care. She formerly served as a YMCA Board Member for the Albany area YMCA for several years.

"This is an exciting time for Albany Technical College, and I am humbled to continue my tenure as a Senior Staff member under the leadership of Dr. Emmett Griswold. There is a myriad of great initiatives taking place at the college to support the success of current and future students. I anticipate this, along with the college's dedicated faculty and staff, will assist me in acquiring the resources needed to sustain our student's and faculty's academic and professional development. I look forward to working with the Foundation's Board of Trustees, the community, and our esteemed alumni."

Mrs. Williams holds a bachelor's degree in Speech Communications and Theater and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. She also has a Green Belt in Lean Six sigma.

She is married to Ret. USAF Kenneth R. Williams, and they have one son, Kenneth "Langston" Williams.