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Saundra Williams

ORG North Carolina Community College System Title BIO Dr. Saundra Wall Williams is the Senior Vice President and Chief of Technology and Workforce Development at the North Carolina Community College System. With 58 institutions and 800,000 students, the System is one of the largest in the country and is the State's primary agency for delivery of job training, literacy and adult education. Dr. Williams leads the information technology and resources, technology infrastructure, distance learning, workforce development, human resource development, continuing education, staff training, project management, small business centers, and emergency service functions organizations within the community college system within the community college system. Dr. Williams came to the North Carolina Community College System from North Carolina State University where she was an Assistant Professor in Adult and Community College Education and continues serves as an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Adult and Higher Education. Dr. Williams teaches graduate students in the area of training and development. Her teaching responsibilities focus on distance learning, technology, training design, development, and implementation, and training management and leadership. She has published a number of articles and chapters in books on teaching and learning in a web-based environment and workplace learning. Her research activity is evidenced by her publications and by her being named a Cyril O. Houle Scholar in Adult and Continuing Education. She is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Workplace Learning. Dr. Williams has over twenty years experience in the field of technical training. Before entering the professorate, she was Director of Technical Training and Education for Syntel, Inc. in Cary, NC. Her background also includes employment as a Senior Technical Education Specialist for BroadBand Technologies, Inc. in Research Triangle Park, NC. She began her career in training and development with Nortel as a Senior Technical Trainer at the Nortel's Technical Education Center in Raleigh, NC. Prior to her career in training and development, Dr. Williams was employed as a Software Engineer for Nortel. Additionally, she taught calculus as a Visiting Instructor in the department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University. Dr. Saundra Wall Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Statistics and a Doctor of Education in Adult and Community College Education all from North Carolina State University.