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Brenda Williams

With more than 35 years of experience in higher education, Brenda Williams, Ph.D. offers clients a wealth of insights on effective retention and student success strategies. As senior associate consultant with Noel-Levitz, Williams consulted with over 40 four-year and two-year campuses to strengthen student retention planning, academic instruction, academic advising, academic support services, and faculty development. 

Williams served as associate provost and held a full professorship in the departments of English and education at the University of New Haven.  Other positions included vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Mitchell College. She also served as professor and administrator at the University of Hartford.  

She has served as chairperson of the board of directors of the Connecticut Humanities Council and serves on numerous other boards and organizations.  She was selected as a prestigious Aspen Institute Wye Fellow and attended the Wye Faculty Seminar in Maryland. She holds an undergraduate degree from Howard University, an M.A.Ed. and a Ph.D. from Washington University (MO) and a certificate in management development from Harvard University.