Student Profile

Angelo Williams

Angelo Williams

Background Information
Angelo A. Williams comes to the Independent Doctorate program with over fifteen years of communications, government, education policy, administrative and faculty experience, training and education. Mr. Williams currently serves as Interim Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management at Cosumnes River College.

In addition to his work at Cosumnes, Angelo is involved in the instruction of future community college leaders as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Educational Leadership and Policy Department at California State University, Sacramento and in the Adjunct Faculty Pool in the department of Sociology at Sacramento City College.

Mr. Williams is a Board Member for the Sacramento State University Alumni Association, member of the University of California, Davis African American Alumni Association, member of the American Education Research Association and an honorary member of the Greater East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Williams earned a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in community college policy and leadership at California State University-Sacramento, graduated from the Los Rios Community College District Faculty Diversity Internship Program, completed the California Community College Chancellor's Office Leadership Academy, is a member of the Southern California Leadership Network and graduated from the University of California, Davis with Bachelors of Arts degrees in Sociology and African and African American Studies.

Mr. Williams began his career in education policy as an analyst, legislative director and media communications director in the California State Senate and Assembly working on education and economic development legislation including the return of local control to the Compton Unified School District, the Compton Enterprise Zone and the School Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 1999. As a legislative staffer Mr. Williams participated in UC ACCORD (All Campus Consortium On Research for Diversity) seminars and was awarded the legislative staff award by the California Federation of Teachers. Angelo worked as an Associate Consultant for the Senate Majority Leader in Sacramento and East Los Angeles analyzing legislation and organizing the annual Education Summit with the Secretary for Education and the East Los Angeles Business Leaders Luncheon with the State Treasurer. In 2005, Angelo served in the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office working as the State Director of Government Relations as an advocate for important community college policy including legislation related to the closure of Compton College, instruction, assessment, facilities (including Proposition 1D -K-UC facilities bond), financial aid, student fees, workforce development and nursing education.

Angelo A. Williams

Ed.D Emphasis: Community College Policy and Administration.

Faculty Experience: Adjunct Faculty (California State University Sacramento, Sacramento City College).

Courses Taught (partial listing): Education Research, Community College Public Policy and Leadership, Foundations of Higher Education, Race, Equity and Diversity, The African American Experience.

Masters in Education: Thesis- Implications of California State Assembly Bill 318 (Dymally) and the Closure of Compton Community College.

Research Interests
Student Persistence and Institutional Retention; Education Policy; Interdisciplinary Studies.

Selected Presentations and Publications
AERA 2009 Conference Symposium Session Chair - Examining the Conditions of Latina and Latino High School Students Within a Multicultural/Multiethnic Context, Unit: SIG-Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice Scheduled Time: Fri, Apr 17 - 12:25pm - 1:55pm, Building/Room: San Diego Convention Center / Room 10. 2009.

2009 CSSO/CIO Conference Panelist, In-Reach Practice for Student Engagement, Sacramento California.

Poster Session - Zero Cost Retention? Codifying In-Reach Practice, Diagramming an In-Reach Model to Increase Persistence and Retention Rates Among African American Male Community College Students in California. California State University, Sacramento. 2008.

Workshop Conductor - California State University, Franklin High School, AT&T Road to College All Access Tour. 2008.

Guest Lecturer/Workshop Coordinator, Alternative Curriculum and Instruction-MOSAIC Experiential Learning. The Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA . 2007.

Presenter, California Community College League Convention, Presentation: Implications of California State Assembly Bill 318 (Dymally) and the closure of Compton Community College for Community College Leaders. 2007.

Panelist, Community College Leadership. PhD co-hort, Loyola Marymount College. 2007.

Radio Commentator, Comment on National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education Report: Measuring Up 2006, KXJZ Radio, 2006.

Guest Lecturer, Community College Statues and Proposition 98. K-12 Masters in Education co-hort, CSUS. 2006

Guest Lecturer, Organization of the Chancellors Office, CANDEL K-14 PhD in Higher Education co-hort, UC Davis. 2006.

Guest Lecturer, Ethnic Studies 21. FRESHMEN SEMINAR. Introduction to Racial Assumptions. California State University, Sacramento. 2000, 2003.

Presenter, African Cultural Retentions in Canada and Suriname, 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Kalmazoo, Michigan. 1994.

Williams, Angelo A., 2009. “Session Proceedings - Examining the Conditions of Latina and Latino High School Students Within a Multicultural/Multiethnic Context, Unit.”AREA Conference, 2009.

Williams, Angelo A., 2008. "Doctorate Director Calls For Core Faculty." California State University Sacramento University News and Information, BULLETIN, November 3, 2008.

Williams, Angelo A., 2008. "University Convenes First Statewide Learning Community Conference in Northern California." California State University Sacramento University News and Information, BULLETIN, August 25, 2008.

Williams, Angelo A., 2000. "Native Son, Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla and the New Latino Power.” The Source Magazine.

Williams, Angelo A., 2000. "The Original Big Willie, Profile and Interview with San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown.” The Source Magazine.

Williams, Angelo A., 2000. "What’s Crakin: The rudiments, rules and requirements of Black Language.” Sacramento Observer Newspapers.

Williams, Angelo A., 1998. "Dark Alliance, Interview with author Gary Webb: CIA, Contra, Cocaine conspiracy and its affects on South Los Angeles and the African American Community.” Rap Pages Magazine.

Williams, Angelo A., 1997. "Samuel C. Pannell: A memorial salute to the late Sacramento City Councilman.” Sacramento Observer Newspapers.

Williams, Angelo A., 1997. "One in 1,000: Reflections on Sacramento’s Thousand Man March.” Sacramento News and Review.

Williams, Angelo A., 1996. "Crossroads Traveler: Comparative History: Robert Johnson (Blues) and Tupac Shakur (Rap). “ Essay from the book Tough Love: Familial Observations on The Life and Death of Tupac Shakur, a cultural critique.” Alexander Publishing, BOOK ESSAY.

Williams, Angelo A. 1994. “Africanisms in the Americas: African Cultural Retentions, Culture As Process and Creolization in Canada and Suriname”, 8th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research Conference Program and Abstracts, VII-158, Abstract 1080, Western Michigan University Press.