Dallas College News Update


Dr. Bradford Williams

Contact: Cherie Yurco; cmyurco@dcccd.edu​

For immediate release — Feb. 1, 2021

(DALLAS) — Dallas College has selected Dr. Bradford Williams as the next El Centro Campus president. Most recently, Williams served as president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC). He assumes his new role at Dallas College El Centro Campus today.

“After several interviews as well as input from our search committee and community members, it soon became apparent that Dr. Williams’ experience and enthusiasm for higher education best aligned with our mission and made him the best fit for this role,” said Dr. Joe May, Dallas College chancellor.

Dr. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing and music and a master’s degree in human resource administration from East Central University in Ada, Okla., and a doctorate in educational leadership and higher education from Oklahoma State University. Driven by a strong commitment to student success, employee excellence and community relevance, he values creativity and innovation, collaboration and the integration of technology to enhance resources to provide students hope, help and a way forward.

Prior to OSU-OKC, Dr. Williams served as deputy director of strategic planning and initiative at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. He also directed fundraising efforts at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Okla., and at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Williams worked as an ombudsman for the Chickasaw Nation Office of Community Advocacy and for its Division of Housing. He is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation.

“It’s an honor to join the Dallas College team,” said Dr. Williams. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community and help people become the best version of themselves.”

Dr. Williams will replace Dr. José Adames, who has led Dallas College El Centro Campus for six years. Dr. Adames stepped down in December to pursue other endeavors.

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