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President Philip C. Williams

Dr. Williams attended public schools in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with honors in history. He earned his law degree at the Columbia University School of Law in New York City, with a certificate of achievement with honors from the Parker Program in Foreign and International Law. During the course of his legal profession, he practiced corporate law and served as administrative vice president and counsel for Sea World, Inc. During the 1980s he and his wife, Sandra, were active writers, publishing a series of children’s mysteries, adult mysteries, and non-fiction works.

In 1994, Dr. Williams returned to Chapel Hill to earn his Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration. He served for one year as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, then accepted a position at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, where he last served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. He joined the staff of Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 2003 as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.

In 2006 he became the 14th President of the University of Montevallo at Montevallo, Alabama. In 2007 he was invited to serve as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Group on China, based upon his extensive work as an instructor to Chinese health care executives in Beijing since 1996. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan-American Society of Alabama. In 2008 he was elected to serve a two-year term as Alabama’s state representative to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Williams resides in the President’s Home on Ryan Street in Lake Charles with his wife, Sandra, his son, Grant, and Zorro, their Chihuahua.

Dr. Philip C. Williams' Curriculum Vitae
The Invesiture of Philip C. Williams, J.D., Ph.D.

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Welcome

Dr. Phillip C. Williams
Dr. Philip C. Williams

Dr. Philip C. Williams was formally installed as the sixth president of McNeese State University on November 14, 2010 in the historic F.G. Bulber Auditorium. A reception followed in Parra Ballroom.


Dr. Williams' Speech
Please note that minor edits were made to the speech during the ceremony.


Ceremony and Reception Photos

McNeese and Southwest Louisiana Welcome Dr. Williams


Dr. Williams meets with students in the Student Union coffee shop
Dr. Williams meets with students in the Student Union coffee shop

Dr. Philip Williams, Sandra, Grant and Zorro in front of the McNeese President's Home
Dr. Philip Williams, Sandra, Grant and Zorro in front of the McNeese President's Home

Dr. and Mrs. Williams
Dr. and Mrs. Williams

President’s Box in the Noland Family Sky Ranch
President's Box in the Noland Family Sky Ranch


INDIA Nite 2010
INDIA Nite 2010


2010 Grand Marshals at Homecoming Parade
2010 Grand Marshals at Homecoming Parade