Jermaine Williams

2021-22 Aspen New Presidents Fellow
Dr. Jermaine F. Williams became Nassau Community College's seventh president in 2019. He has years of experience working towards improving access, retention, graduation, and other measures of student success. His career has focused on ameliorating social inequities and inequalities by strategically creating programs and policies that support historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups. He has experience creating, managing, and enhancing systemic and systematic institutional and state-wide programs and initiatives that have yielded positive student outcomes. Williams focused on supporting the mission and spirit of community colleges and the concept of higher education as a public good. His passion is to employ an equity minded approach to enhancing access, completion, and post-completion success.

He has researched, published, provided keynote addresses, and presented nationally and internationally on topics such as: access, equity, and achievement. Williams has taught at two-year and four-year institutions of higher education for more than eight years. Currently, he is a faculty member in Northeastern University's Graduate School of Education.