Mount Wachusett Community College Names Stephanie Williams Inaugural Chief Diversity Executive
We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Williams is joining Mount Wachusett Community College in the newly established role of Chief Diversity Executive.
Williams joins MWCC after severing as the Chief Diversity Executive for the City of Worcester where she was responsible for leading the City Manager’s diversity agenda. Prior to joining the City of Worcester, Williams held positions at the Department of Transitional Assistance, Anna Maria College, and Becker College.
“I am looking forward to bringing my experience both in and outside of higher education to MWCC,” Williams shared. “I’ll be working collaboratively with colleagues and students at the college to build upon the work their teams have done and develop something that will be as successful and equitable for everyone.”
Williams holds an MBA from Anna Maria College. She earned her associate degree in liberal studies at Quinsigamond Community College and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Becker College.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce Ms. Williams has accepted our offer to join the college as our first Chief Diversity Executive,” stated MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “As we progressed through our nationwide search, it became very clear that Stephanie’s experience and passion have prepared her to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead here at the Mount. I would like to thank the search team, The Diversity Equity and Inclusion team, and the students who participated in the search and provided significant feedback throughout.”
As Chief Diversity Executive Williams will report directly to President Vander Hooven and serve as a member of the President’s Leadership Team. The Chief Diversity Executive will provide vision, leadership and oversight to programs, policies, and procedures related to MWCC’s commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and facilitates the integration of equity and cultural appreciation across all aspects of the college.