“I am pleased to have someone of Damien Williams’ caliber and expertise as a member of my administrative team and as a part of FSU family,” Chancellor Anderson said. “He brings a wealth of experience in all facets of Advancement operations to include development, public relations, alumni relations, marketing, and other areas. “Most impressive are his credentials as a fundraiser. He has had success at all levels, and he is the ideal candidate to assist FSU with closing out its capital campaign and with implementing future fundraising projects.”
Williams has more than thirteen years of successful experience in resource development for higher education, working with teams from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, the Kansas State University, University of California Davis Health System and most recently Regis University. Williams has spent several years working with executive university leadership, served as a college instructor for biology and chemistry, and as a field publisher and sales representative for the McGraw-Hill Companies.
Williams, who is originally from Edmond, Okla., holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in college teaching and student support services from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. He is currently a doctoral candidate in higher education and organizational leadership at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
As Vice Chancellor, Williams will lead fundraising, alumni, and marketing and communication efforts, broadening the support and visibility of Fayetteville State. He will collaborate closely with members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the FSU Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the FSU Foundation.
“I am excited to join Fayetteville State University at a pivotal time in the University’s evolution – its 150th year anniversary (sesquicentennial),” Williams said. “Fayetteville State University sits at the precipice of increasing its influences in shaping the future of the region, state and beyond.”
FSU is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,300 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
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