Talladega, Ala. –Talladega College has hired Dr. Kevin L. Williams to serve in the newly created position of Vice President for Enrollment Management. In this role, Williams will provide strategic leadership for enrollment initiatives from student recruitment and matriculation to graduation. Formerly, Dean of Enrollment Management and Diversity at Mississippi Valley State University, he will lead the offices of the registrar, admissions, and newly created office for retention. Dr. Williams will assume his new responsibilities in August.
“Since my tenure, Talladega College has dramatically increased enrollment three-fold. Dr. Williams and his team will be tasked in continuing to increase enrollment, and bring a centralized effort to the retention and satisfaction of our students. The new division for enrollment management will provide a well-coordinated approach to our efforts,” said Talladega College President Billy C. Hawkins. “Dr. Williams brings a combination of experience that will be beneficial to the College. We are happy to have him join the College community.”
Dr. Williams is a veteran leader in higher education; previously serving in senior positions for enrollment and admissions as Dean of Admissions and Recruitment at Morehouse College; Director of Recruitment and Enrollment at National-Louis University; and Director of Admissions at Clark Atlanta University. During Williams’s tenure at his alma mater, Morehouse College, he increased student applications by 20% and new freshman by 15%.
Dr. Williams received his bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College, his MBA at American Intercontinental University, and earned his doctorate at Jackson State University, where his dissertation was The Effectiveness of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Predictors of Academic Success for First-Year Students.
About Talladega College
The oldest private Historically Black College in Alabama, Talladega College was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant. The College has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to Talladega. Home of the Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, the murals are on a nationwide tour where it is estimated to be seen by over a half million people and has received rave reviews from the New York