Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in Education, a Master of Science in Mass Communication, and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance.
Dr. Dorothy Williams’ areas of expertise include higher education management, project coordination, training, teaching, and research. Dorothy has published several articles and co-authored a chapter in Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. She has also been a copy editor for several books as well.
Through the years while serving as a university senior manager and director, she has also had the privilege of teaching adult students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level for over 25 years not only in the classroom, but also in the online environment for over 17 years. She has served as a consultant with various colleges and universities in regard to developing learning platforms that will best serve student learning. Dorothy has presented her research on student success including retention efforts, strategic development, and innovative approaches to learning at international and national conferences.
Dr. Williams serves on several executive boards. One includes a Colorado Springs based organization - Educating Children of Color (ECOC). Its mission is “To dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline for children of color and children in poverty through education.” In addition, she has served in leadership capacities with the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) from regional chair to director-at-large, Vice-President and now President-Elect. ACHE is a “network of diverse professionals who are dedicated to promoting excellence in continuing higher education and to sharing their expertise.”
Dorothy has been a community leader in Colorado Springs for many years and has participated in various leadership programs including Leadership Pikes Peak and the Center for Creative Leadership. She was also a recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal Women of Influence award.