STATEMENT – COUNCIL CHAIR TODD M. TURNER WELCOMES NEW PRINCE GEORGE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT, DR. FALECIA D. WILLIAMS
The Prince George’s County Council extends a warm welcome to the newly-selected ninth president of Prince George’s Community College, Dr. Falecia D. Williams.
The Council also congratulates the Prince George’s Community College Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee, led by Sidney L. Gibson and Oretha Bridgwaters-Simms respectively, for conducting a thoughtful and diligent review process of highly-competitive applicants for Community College president.
A noted expert in student success, Dr. Williams formerly served as president of the Downtown and West campuses of the 68,000 student Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, where she was responsible for providing academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership to support the vision, missions and values of the institution. Dr. Williams had been associated with Valencia College for over 22 years before her recent selection to lead Prince George’s Community College.
Prince George’s Community College is a growing, thriving institution of higher learning committed to academic excellence of over 40,000 students. Its legacy of service has flourished under the leadership of Dr. Charlene Dukes, who is retiring following a 25-year tenure, including 13 years as Community College president. We wish to thank and commend Dr. Dukes for her steadfast, excellent and nationally recognized leadership in the County.
Dr. Williams will assume responsibilities for Prince George’s Community College in August 2020, prior to the start of the fall semester. We look forward to working with Dr. Williams to form strategic partnerships, engage our community, and contribute to Prince George’s County’s education, economic and workforce development initiatives.