Jermaine Williams has been named president of Nassau Community College in New York. The community college enrolls about 20,000 students, 22 percent of whom are Black. Dr. Williams will assume his new role on July 1, 2019.
Currently, Dr. Williams serves as vice president for student affairs at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts. Before that, he held various administrative posts at Northeastern Illinois University including assistant dean of academic development, assistant vice president for access, transition, and success, and acting vice president for student affairs. He also previously served as director of student initiatives at Community College of Philadelphia, as coordinator of first-year student programs and academic advisor at Temple University in Philadelphia, as assistant to the director of the university freshman center and assistant coordinator of the self-pace program at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
Dr. Williams is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from St. John’s University, and a master’s degree and doctoral degree both in education from Temple University.