Newsmaker

November 12, 2006|By [Lynn Anderson]

Carolane Williams

Occupation

President of Baltimore City Community College, which has three campuses and 80 satellite learning centers.

In the News

Williams is taking steps to rebuild the college's reputation after a series of critical reports spotlighted the campus's low graduation rate and students' remedial education needs. She says she will create new departments that will focus on student achievement and teaching excellence.

Career Highlights

Before starting her BCCC job in July, Williams was president of Broward Community College's North Campus in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Before she took the helm of the school, Williams held leadership positions in academic affairs, student services and continuing education.

Personal

Williams, 52, is a native of Chicago and is a graduate of a community college. She went on to earn a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She recently purchased a house in the Baltimore neighborhood of Homeland.

Philosophy

Williams says she wants to "reposition BCCC as the premier catalyst in providing quality, accessible and affordable learning experiences that will ultimately result in dreams coming true, increased economic stability, a better-prepared work force and an enhanced quality of life throughout our communities."

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