The University of North Texas at Dallas is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Monica G. Williams as Vice President for Advancement.

“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 Bob Mong.

In her new role, Dr. Williams will oversee fundraising, marketing and communication efforts at the school. She will report directly to President Mong and serve on the university’s cabinet. She will begin her work on July 11.

“Servant leadership is what I value most,” said Dr. Williams. “It is my passion to match institutional priorities with donor preferences to improve academic quality, enhance research and scholarship, and boost enrollment.”

In recent years, Dr. Williams has devoted her career to raising funds for the world’s children through international humanitarian work.  Hired in 2012 as the United States Fund for UNICEF’s southwest regional managing director, Dr. Williams was the top executive and chief fundraising officer for the region’s seven-state territory based in Houston.  Currently, Dr. Williams is the founding managing director of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s multicultural partnerships, a post she has held since early 2015.

Her career includes significant appointments 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. 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 southern Dallas and attended Kimball High School until her family relocated to Houston.

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Date: May 11, 2016