Maurice Williams, Jr is a proud alum of Claflin University (HBCU) where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. After graduation, he began his career in higher education at his alma mater as an Admissions Counselor, Recruiter and Tour Coordinator for two years. Prior to his graduate studies, he gained admissions experience in the for-profit sector for another two years. After four years of enrollment management experience, Mr. Williams attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received an M.S.Ed degree in Higher Education Administration. While in graduate school, he received experience in the following areas: residence life (Rosemont College), student activities (Community College of Philadelphia), graduate admission (UPenn Grad School of Ed) and research. After graduating Mr. Williams then went on to serve as an Area Coordinator at Bard College while simultaneously conducting research with Dr. Shaun Harper (UPenn Professor) in New York City (nationally distributed reported found here: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/succeeding-cit...).
Currently Mr. Williams serves as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. He provides leadership and planning for all aspects of recruiting and retention consistent with the college's strategic plan; plan and implements programs to recruit, retain, and graduate an increasing number of undergraduate technology students; coordinates summer camps for pre-college students and undergraduate students; and coordinates recruitment and retention programs during the academic year with emphasis on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented and women students.
May 2013 M.S. Ed University of Pennsylvania
Higher Education Administration
May 2007 B.A. Claflin University
Harper, S. R., & Associates. (2014) Succeeding in the city: A report from the New York City Black and Latino Male High School Achievement Study. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Center for Race and Equity in Education.
Felder,P.P., Amparo,J., Williams,T., George,L.,Williams, M.,Yi, E.M., & Yannuzzi, R. (forthcoming).Building awareness through collaboration: A reflective model for generating interest in community college leadership. In Felder, P. P. & St. John, E.P. (Eds.) Supporting graduate students in the 21st Century: Implications for policy and practice. Readings on equal education Series, 27. New York, NY: AMS Press Inc.
National Conference On Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) 2014--present
American College Personnel Association (ACPA) 2012—present
Pennsylvania College Personnel Association (PCPA) 2012—2013
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc—Claflin University Fall 2004