Trustee JL Sonny Williams


JL Sonny Williams

  • Dist​rict #1
  • Chair, Audit Committee, August 2016 - Present
  • Member, Finance Committee, 2018 - Present
  • Date Elected: May 13, 2006
  • Term Expires: 2024


  • Minority Owner, Dallas Mavericks NBA Franchise
  • Former Owner and CEO, Power House of Dance
  • Former Owner and CEO, Highland Park Soda Fountain
  • Former President and CEO, Momentum Advertising and Communications
  • Former President and COO, Minyard Food Stores Inc.


  • B.S., Dallas Baptist University

Civic/Professional Service

  • State Fair of Texas, Board of Directors
  • SMU Athletic Forum, Board of Directors
  • Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Foundation
  • Dallas Baptist University, Former Chairman, Board of Directors
  • GuideStone, Former Board Member
  • American Red Cross, Former Co-Vice Chairman and Member, Board of Directors


  • Honorary Doctorate, Dallas Baptist University
  • Virginia Dykes Leadership Award, 2005
  • Father of the Year Honoree, 2004
  • YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, YWCA Family of the Year Award, 2001
  • Dallas Baptist University, Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award, 1994
  • KXAS-TV, Texan of the Week, 1994 
  • Dallas Baptist University Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1990

Contact Information

Board of Trustees
Dallas College
1601 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
fax: 214-378-1610