SOC alumna Dr. Monica Williams appointed V.P. of Advancement at UNT Dallas

School of Communication alumna, Dr. Monica G. Williams, has been named Vice President for Advancement at The University of North Texas at Dallas.  Dr. Williams was also appointed President and CEO of the UNT Dallas’ Foundation.

In her new role, Williams will oversee fundraising, marketing and communication efforts at the school, according to the UNT Dallas website.

She will report directly to UNT Dallas President Robert Mong and serve on the university’s cabinet. She began her tenure at the university in July.

“Dr. Williams brings a career of accomplishment to this new role, along with strong Dallas roots, and we look forward to working alongside her in the days ahead,” said UNT Dallas President Mong.

Williams said she was thrilled about her new position.

“Servant leadership is what I value most,” Williams said in an announcement on UNT Dallas’ website. “It is my passion to match institutional priorities with donor preferences to improve academic quality, enhance research and scholarship, and boost enrollment.”

Before taking on this new position at UNT Dallas, Williams had a stellar career in international humanitarian work.  She was the southwest regional director of UNICEF and chief fundraising officer of the region’s seven-state territory based in Houston.

Williams also served as fundraising strategist at Rice University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas Southern University, Houston Works USA and Neighborhood Centers, Inc. of Houston.  She began her career as a teacher in the Houston Independent School District.

Dr. Williams received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Prairie View A&M, an M.A. and B.A. from Texas Southern University. In 2011, Dr. Williams was named Top 25 Women of Houston. She also co-chaired the United Way Capital Campaign in Houston in 2002.

She was born in South Dallas and attended Kimball High School until her family relocated to Houston.