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Dean of Institutional Advancement & Student Affairs

Kim A. Williams, an Attorney, Educator and Community Leader is currently the Dean of Institutional Advancement & Student Affairs at LIU Brooklyn. She is responsible for overseeing the offices of student activities, psychological/counseling services, international students, university health and medical services (a Brooklyn Hospital Center partnership), residence life and housing, campus ministry, institutional advancement, interacting with student government association and handling all disciplinary and judicial hearings. In this capacity, she also builds corporate and foundation support, creates new collaborations geared towards increasing funding for university projects, advances student centered and web-based initiatives, supports retention and builds external networks to advance the diverse interests of over 11,000 urban students enrolled at LIU Brooklyn.

Previously, Williams served as Associate Dean of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at Georgetown University. Here, she created innovative federal partnerships and custom corporate, retail and liberal arts certificate programs that transformed the lives of lifelong learners and veterans nationally. She has also served as Special Advisor to the office of the Provost, Director of Institutional Advancement and Paralegal Studies at LIU Brooklyn. During her career, Williams has developed resources and alliances with government agencies, legislators and non-profit organizations - generating millions to support youth programming and urban community development.

Williams earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She earned her law degree from Rutgers University at Camden – graduating with the Dean’s list award. At Rutgers, she was President of the Black Law Students Association, created law programs for inner-city youth at Camden Middle School and served as Law Clerk to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. An accomplished attorney, she has also worked as Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County and managed a law office in the NYC financial district.

Williams’ recent memberships include: YMCA, Carver Bank Scholarship Board, Greater New York and Washington, D.C. Chapters of the Links, Inc., Coney Island and Crown Heights Neighborhood Advisory Board(s), Downtown Brooklyn Council, Metro Tech Business Improvement District, New York County Lawyer’s Association, and the Brooklyn Bar Association. Williams has received the Community Service and Women of the Year Award from Women of Substance, Inc., Trailblazer Award from NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery of the 18th District, Martin Luther King Award and Community Leadership Award and the National Association of Public Interest Law Award. She was presented with the Community Service Award by New Canaan Church and Congressman Edolphus Towns.

Williams has been highlighted in the “On the Move” section of the Network Journal and Diverse Issues in Higher Education for her professional accomplishments. To date, she continues to be on the move both personally and professionally, leaving a legacy of excellence and firm commitment to ensuring that “all” people gain access to a quality education.