Dr. Harry L. Williams was named president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He replaces Johnny C. Taylor.
Prior to joining TMCF, Williams served as president of Delaware State University. During his tenure, the university raised a record $20 million. In 2016, he was presented the National TRIO Achiever Award, and in 2017, HBCU Digest named Dr. Williams among the “Top 10 Influential HBCU Presidents” in the country. TMCF also presented him with the Education Leadership Award at its 30th Anniversary Awards Gala.
“Our Board of Directors selected Dr. Williams because he was the best candidate for the job with a proven track record of raising millions of dollars, bipartisan advocacy, and creating innovative partnerships,” said Jim Clifton. “Harry has a unique appreciation and understanding of TMCF and HBCUs, as a member of our Board and former HBCU president, making him ready to hit the ground running day one.”
“This is truly a game-changing career opportunity for me, but more importantly it is a unique moment for the entire Black College Community,” stated Dr. Williams. “I am ready to work with the entire TMCF team, and I know our future as an organization has never been brighter.”
Dr. Williams has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Broadcasting and a Master of Arts in Educational Media, both from Appalachian State University, as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University.