FROSTBURG, Md. — Boyce C. Williams, a nationally renowned educator in the field of public and teacher education, has been named Frostburg State University’s interim dean of the College of Education.
Williams most recently was president and CEO of the National Alliance for Learning Inc., a higher-education consulting agency. Previously, she was senior vice president and chief of staff at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. Her background also includes working in public-school administration in East Lansing, Mich., and in teacher education at Elizabeth City State University, part of the University of North Carolina system.
Williams also has worked in education policy matters on Capitol Hill and in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and taught at a university in the United Arab Emirates.
Williams will serve for the coming year as the university conducts a national search for a new dean following the retirement on June 30 of Clarence Golden, who is retiring after 18 years at FSU. Williams was to arrive in Frostburg in June and work with Golden in ensuring a smooth transition in the College of Education’s departments of educational professions and kinesiology and recreation, and with the college’s many educational partners, especially among regional schools.