Daemen College has announced the appointment of Frank S. Williams, who has served as interim vice president for enrollment management since March 2017, to the permanent position at the college after a national search. His appointment is effective Sept. 1.
“Frank stood out from among a talented pool of candidates from across the country, and he distinguished himself as an exceptional leader with a record of success while serving in the interim capacity,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “His wealth of experience will be instrumental in leading the future development of our enrollment management efforts, and we believe he will bring a new energy and vision that will be instrumental to advancing our institution during a challenging time in higher education.”
In the vice president role, Williams will oversee Daemen’s admissions operations and provide leadership in achieving the college’s enrollment goals. He succeeds Dr. Patricia Ruppert Brown, who retired in May.
“I am honored to be appointed vice president for enrollment management, and look forward to working with our faculty, staff, and administration in continuing the positive momentum of our enrollment initiatives,” said Williams.
Williams most recently served as Daemen’s associate vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions from 2015 until his appointment to the interim post this year. He previously worked in the college’s Office of Admissions as director, and senior associate and associate director. Before coming to Daemen in 2006, he served in various capacities at SUNY institutions, including Buffalo State, Fredonia, and Brockport.
Active with state and national professional organizations, Williams has served on the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association Executive Board, and is a member of the New York State Association for College Admissions Counselors and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Williams received a master’s degree in college student services and development from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education with a minor in sociology from SUNY Fredonia. He also received a leadership in enrollment management certificate from the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy at the University of Southern California‘s Rossier School of Education, and holds a license in ministry.
He is a Cheektowaga resident.