Dr. Jermaine F. Williams became Nassau Community College’s 7th President on July 1, 2019. He previously served as Vice President of Student Affairs at North Shore Community College and Assistant Vice President for Access, Transition and Success at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). He also held the role of Assistant Dean of Academic Development at NEIU. Prior to NEIU, Dr. Williams worked at Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University and St. John’s University.
His career has focused on a collaborative approach to addressing achievement gaps through an equity-minded and data-informed lens. Dr. Williams is strategically focused on supporting the mission and spirit of community colleges and the concept of higher education as a public good. He has researched, published, provided keynote addresses and presented nationally and internationally on topics such as access, equity and achievement.