Falecia D. Williams, Ed.D.
Dr. Williams served for nearly 22 years at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, holding a series of progressively responsible positions, including president of the Downtown and West campuses. In this role, she was responsible for providing academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership to support the vision, mission, and values of Valencia College, and her 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 a 97 percent course success rate and 87 percent retention rate compared to 80 percent course success rate and 76 percent retention when students engaged in traditional enrollment; and fundraising efforts totaling more than $30 million over five years.
During her tenure at Valencia College, she also served as interim provost for West Campus, assistant vice president for Workforce Development, dean for Workforce Development, and professor.