Immediate: March 20, 2019
Garden City, NY — Nassau Community College (NCC) is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2019, Dr. Jermaine Williams will assume the position of President of the College. Upon the recommendation of the NCC Board of Trustees, Dr. Williams’ appointment as the 7th President of the College was today recommended by State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson and endorsed by the SUNY Board of Trustees.
“Nassau Community College has a long-standing history of academic excellence and career preparation for diverse learners, which Dr. Williams will support and uplift,” said SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall. “His work to increase equity in education and create a welcoming and inclusive environment will serve Nassau well. I applaud the Nassau Community College Board of Trustees for selecting such a stellar candidate.”
“Dr. Williams has a holistic approach to helping students acquire a college degree, one that includes academic support and solutions to challenges, such as food insecurity and homelessness,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Through his work, students have achieved higher GPAs, and programs have had improved retention rates. I am excited to see the impact he will have on Nassau Community College.”
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Jermaine Williams as the next President of Nassau Community College. Dr. Williams brings to the campus community a wide variety of experiences and skillsets, and his emphasis on supporting underrepresented students and groups will resound well with our students,” said Dr. Jorge Gardyn, Chair of the NCC Board of Trustees. “As Nassau Community College’s next president, Dr. Williams’ appointment represents a new and exciting chapter in the ever-evolving history of our College. The Nassau Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Dr. Williams, and is looking forward to a vibrant and successful presidency as we move forward to expand the horizons of Nassau Community College’s educational mission.”
Dr. Williams has served as vice president for student affairs at North Shore Community College for the last four years. In this role, he led the reconstitution of academic advising at the college, created policies in conjunction with other partners, and initiatives to address food and housing insecurity, among other responsibilities.
Before joining North Shore Community College, Dr. Williams held roles of increasing responsibility at Northeastern Illinois University including, assistant dean of academic development; assistant vice president for access, transition and success; and vice president for student affairs (acting). He has also worked as a director of student initiatives at the Community College of Philadelphia; coordinator of first-year student programs and academic advisor at Temple University; and assistant to the director of the university freshman center and assistant coordinator of self-pace program at St. John’s University.
Dr. Williams holds a doctorate and master’s in education from Temple University, a master’s in sociology from St. John’s University, a bachelor’s from Lafayette College, as well as a certificate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education’s management development program.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 19,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 80 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State SUNY System, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.