Title: President, St. Petersburg College
Dr. Tonjua Williams is the seventh president of St. Petersburg College. Williams has held various positions throughout her 30 plus years of experience in higher education. Enhancing student success and the quality of their experience is one of her most treasured goals. Williams is recognized nationally as an expert in student development and executing plans that transform departments and institutions. Williams holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Barry University, with a specialization in educational leadership. She has participated in several leadership programs: State of Florida Chancellor’s Leadership Program, Leadership St. Petersburg, University of Florida’s Executive Leadership Program, and the American Association of Community College’s Thomas Lakin Leadership Program (for those aspiring to be college presidents). Williams was recently selected as one of 40 leaders in the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship, a yearlong program designed to prepare leaders aspiring to be community college presidents.