Lori Williams, Ph.D.

Lori Williams, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Lori Williams is president and CEO of NC-SARA and has over 25 years’ experience in education. Prior to this role, she served as vice president at the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Previous positions include provost, vice provost, vice president, executive director, and other academic administrative roles. Lori has spoken at national and international conferences about adult and online learning, and served as professor, thesis advisor, and mentor. Lori enjoys spending time with her two adult sons and their families, outdoors hiking with her husband and dog, as well as gardening, yoga, and movies. Lori holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Education Leadership from Union Institute & University, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Saint Michael’s College, and a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University.

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