Brian Williams

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Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Brian Williams

Brian serves as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. In this role, he assists the President in working with the ACM Board of Directors and ACM Advisory Board of Deans to set priorities, develop strategic plans, and create innovative partnerships across the member institutions to promote faculty development and student learning in the tradition of residential liberal arts colleges.  Brian also manages the ACM portfolio of grant-funded faculty development initiatives, working closely with the President and Advisory Board of Deans to identify, articulate, secure funding for, and then implement faculty development projects to enhance teaching and learning on the member campuses.

Prior to joining the ACM, Brian worked for nearly 20 years as an administrator and teacher in various formal and informal learning institutions. In higher education, Brian served as Vice President of Advancement at both Knox College and Antioch College, positions in which he led all aspects of their alumni relations and development efforts. Prior to his work in college administration, Brian taught on the writing faculties at Northwestern and Cornell University law schools for seven years. In addition to his experience in higher education, Brian served for seven years as Vice President of Development at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Brian began his career as an attorney in Vedder Price’s Chicago office, after having served as a Judicial Clerk to Judge Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Brian holds a BA in American Studies from Knox College, a JD from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, and an MA in American History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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