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Falecia Williams | President, Prince George’s Community College

Falecia Williams | President, Prince George’s Community College

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Falecia D. Williams is the ninth president of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), a role she has held since 2020, following more than two decades of progressively responsible leadership positions at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, including as president of the Downtown and West campuses. She is a transformational leader who values learning as much as leading and understands the power of inspiring others.

With a proven record of advancing catalytic change in higher education, Dr. Williams demonstrates a covenant to equity and excellence that goes beyond the buzzwords and focuses on helping individuals attain their highest quality of life.

Dr. Williams is currently implementing the Prince George’s Community College strategic plan and its bold new vision, “Dare to Be Extraordinary,” leading the institution toward exemplary outcomes in student learning, workforce attainment, business partnerships, and community engagement.

Partnerships supporting student success continue to grow at PGCC under Dr. Williams’ leadership, including backing from the American Heart Association, AOBA, Bank of America, Cloudforce, Community College Growth Engine Fund, Luminis Health, Pepco, PepsiCo, and United Way of the National Capital Area.

While serving at Valencia College, Dr. Williams’ data-driven results demonstrate her ability to achieve lasting, remarkable outcomes through effective leadership and partnership building. A few highlights include the disruptive design, development, and launch of a new educational ecosystem model for a joint campus in partnership with the University of Central Florida; implementation of a comprehensive $1.5 million Title III Pathways project to revamp student services and increase faculty engagement in coaching students for success; launch and management of a summer bridge program that resulted in significant increases in course success and retention rates over students engaged in traditional enrollment; and fundraising efforts totaling more than $30 million over five years.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rollins College, Florida; a Master of Arts in education, teaching, and learning from Stetson University, Florida; and a Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Central Florida.

She also holds professional certifications from Stanford University as a Design Thinking Professional and from Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management (IEM). Dr. Williams completed a Presidential Fellowship at the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program.

Dr. Williams has been published in the Washington Post and Washington Business Journal for her achievements, and she is an in-demand keynote speaker throughout the Washington metropolitan region. She was named one of Washington’s Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian.

You can connect with Falecia on LinkedIn

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